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Gerry Seymour

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Re: Unbalanced to balanced (yes, this again)
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 09:48:04 pm »

Gerry,

Have you considered an audio interface that you can use with or without a laptop?  You could do direct playback from your laptop (I'm almost certain you'd carry one).

MOTU makes a few that are standalone capable.

You just had to do that, didn't you, Jordan? Now there goes my entire evening "researching" MOTU interfaces to see what they can do.

You're as bad for my productivity as Google. Damn you.

(Seriously, I'll have to read up on those - not familiar with them, at all.)
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Re: Unbalanced to balanced (yes, this again)
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 09:51:10 pm »

The Mackie 402 I own is small, sounds great, and sums to mono all channels if needed so that you can use a TRS-XLR cable in just one output, or send one to the house system and one to your GoSpeak. Outputs are balanced. For $99, great mini mixer.

This looks like it has a bit more functionality than my Multimix, and would solve the problem. I may pop the few dollars to add it to my kit (which seems to grow at an alarming rate whenever I post on PSW....).
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Jordan Wolf

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Re: Unbalanced to balanced (yes, this again)
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 11:28:05 pm »

You just had to do that, didn't you, Jordan?
My bad, Gerry!  ;D

The only thing to be aware of is Firewire is going away...at least on newer computers.  If your laptop has that connection, certainly use it.

At this point in time, I'd be more inclined to look towards USB3.0 compatibility/USB2.0 backwards compatibility.  USB connectivity isn't going away anytime soon, though I much prefer Firewire for mission critical stuff.

Other companies like Metric Halo, Focusrite, and Presonus have similar units, though some are simply interfaces and lack the "mixing" and DSP aspects.

I'm thinking to get one eventually, but my job right now isn't willing to pay for that skillset...so, I wait and educate myself on its uses.
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Re: Unbalanced to balanced (yes, this again)
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 09:13:34 am »

I like the Rane Note 109  Why not Wye. 

http://www.rane.com/note109.html


Firewire is also dependent on the chipset and the device supported  Make sure the chipset in the computer supports the device with an in store test with your computer before purchase.  Saves any hassles in the long run.  USB 3 might be a better choice for the next few years of support.
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