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Joel Mevis

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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 01:43:57 pm »

The 8 analog outs on the Mini16 are replicated on the Mini32.  The second 8 outs on the Mini32 are via AES/EBU digital, and not directly useful to us smaller operators.  You need either AES inputs on your outboard equipment or AES to analog converters to get the extra outs.  The converter topic was covered in another thread recently.

So since the Performer 3 has 2 card slots... Could i just get 2 Mini16/8 and have them MADI to the desk on the 2 available slots? And then have 16 analog outs?
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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 04:43:24 pm »

Yes, that should work.
You could use a Mini 16 and a Mini 32 for more inputs too.

I have used an optical MADI card (recording) in one slot and a CAT5 MADI card (stagebox) in the other and the board saw everything fine.
It assume it assigns the MADI channels based on the card switches, but I just plugged them in and it worked, so I never went deeper.
You can also use the on-board ins and outs in combination with the stage box.
I've put the stagebox on the opposite side as the Performer at monitors, and fed one side from the stagebox and the other side from monitor land.
The routing opportunities are endless (and easy!).
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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 08:24:20 pm »

Thanks all for your input on this. Lots of great suggestions and examples. Trying to decide between a 4U or 6U amp rack case from Audiopile. Had excellent success with several different EWI cases from them and think the amp rack case will be a good home for the Mini Stagebox.

Any one use one of their slant top mixer cases for a Expression 1?
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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 09:12:03 pm »

Thanks all for your input on this. Lots of great suggestions and examples. Trying to decide between a 4U or 6U amp rack case from Audiopile. Had excellent success with several different EWI cases from them and think the amp rack case will be a good home for the Mini Stagebox.

Any one use one of their slant top mixer cases for a Expression 1?

I have the EWI slant case made for the LS9. It fits well for my Si Compact. There's a little more front to back space. I like it a lot

Since this picture was taken I moved the mixer back to allow better access to the phone jack
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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 12:57:54 am »

Thanks all for your input on this. Lots of great suggestions and examples. Trying to decide between a 4U or 6U amp rack case from Audiopile. Had excellent success with several different EWI cases from them and think the amp rack case will be a good home for the Mini Stagebox.

Any one use one of their slant top mixer cases for a Expression 1?

Unless the mini stage box is super deep, I would think you want an fx rack, not an amp rack. It will be lighter.

They have cases in several depths.


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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2015, 06:47:04 am »

Unless the mini stage box is super deep, I would think you want an fx rack, not an amp rack. It will be lighter.
Audiopile sematincs. They call them "amp or effects racks": http://www.audiopile.net/RUE-Series-Rack-Cases

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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 05:03:56 pm »

SB 32 is 11" deep.
Only the IEC cord and the power switch are in back.
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Re: Racking a Soundcraft Ministagebox
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