I apologize if this has already been discussed. I've been reading various forum posts that mention this mixer, its pluses and shortfalls. I have an opportunity to try one at an upcoming gig, but I now have some reservations.The post eq/comp aux send is my biggest complaint. I read that this issue could be fixed with a software upgrade, and might happen soon. It really should be switchable on all 6 auxes, if that is possible. But man would I love to leave all 300 lbs of my mixer, processing gear and 100 ft snake at home (just guessing on the weight). I believe the only way to safely use this is to have no less than (2) ipads at the gig. This provides a backup just in case. I will also be very careful picking out and securing the router. I've read about the global phantom power - not an issue for me.Aside from the above, any thoughts on this mixer? When I first started reading about it I was ready to sell my gear and convert to the 1608, but the aux sends need pre-post choices (hopefully a firmware upgrade?). My upcoming gig is a Metal hair band, so I can't compromise on my monitor mix.
I really like mine. I have done over 20 shows using as a FOH mixer with no issues.My expenses:Mackie DL $900 I Pad $300Airport Express$60
How long does the iPad battery last before you have to buy a new pad? Doggone planned obsolescence/non-user serviceable iJunk anyhow. How long before Apple changes their design so you'll have to spend even more money to get something that works as well as what they used to sell before their "upgrade"?And the OP wants 2 iPads for redundancy/backup........
I recommend using an ipad 2 or newer because there is a freezing issues with the app since the v1.3 release on the ipad 1. When mixing the ipad 1 will get stuck in the EQ and Processing sections and you cant get back to the mixer controls with out crashing the app.
what happens if the app crash by the time you restard the program? settings etc..
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