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Dan Mortensen

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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2020, 02:36:04 pm »

The only changes I typically make are to the master level (venue manager gives me the "hand signal" from the back of the room to turn down) and sometimes a vocal mic, depending upon whether we have a sub for the bassist.

Although you bought an XR18 and want to make it work, from this paragraph it seems like an X32Rack would be more to the point.

There is a visible master knob that you can reach over and adjust, and you can set up it's one control knob to the on the channel you are most likely to adjust, and set up your channels so any others you might adjust are adjacent to it.

That doesn't help you with your XR18 though; use that at home for rehearsals?

Good luck.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2020, 02:59:23 pm »

The xr/mr has a headphone output that can be used to feed the speakers. The benefit is the analog output level control. It might be all that you need 95% of the time...
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2020, 08:07:55 pm »

Although you bought an XR18 and want to make it work, from this paragraph it seems like an X32Rack would be more to the point.

There is a visible master knob that you can reach over and adjust, and you can set up it's one control knob to the on the channel you are most likely to adjust, and set up your channels so any others you might adjust are adjacent to it.

That doesn't help you with your XR18 though; use that at home for rehearsals?

Good luck.
If I were going to spend that much money I'd just purchase the Producer. I only need 7-8 channels, AND I purchased the XR18 for $ 440, which I had to convince myself it was really worth the investment, considering we've never had an issue with the Yamaha powered mixer we've been using for 7 years. I did modify the speakers we use to add power amps, and we used them for the first time 2 weeks ago, so I am looking forward to the next step.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2020, 08:10:22 pm »

The xr/mr has a headphone output that can be used to feed the speakers. The benefit is the analog output level control. It might be all that you need 95% of the time...
Actually thought about this, but decided that the $80 an X-Touch mini would cost, plus the fact that I can set it on my keyboard stand, would be justified.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2020, 08:45:34 pm »

Actually thought about this, but decided that the $80 an X-Touch mini would cost, plus the fact that I can set it on my keyboard stand, would be justified.

I think the little Xtouch mini will be perfect for your application. All the other tiny controllers have non motorized faders, which means taht when you make a change on the APP, the controllers doesn't reflect the change so when you move the fader on teh controller, the level "jumps" to where the fader is.  The Xouch is knobs with a ring of leds to show position and the little widget i linked to says that it's bidirectional, so the led rings will update even if you make the change on teh App.

It'll likely take a little finagling, but it's what i would go with.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2020, 10:00:45 pm »

Brain,
I believe you are correct. I will find out next week. thanks.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2020, 10:48:28 pm »

Brain,
I believe you are correct. I will find out next week. thanks.

Do keep us posted.  I've been thinking about getting an XR18 and would like to have a small controller to fit on my webcast/Vlog making desk.  This looks like a great option.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2020, 09:02:38 am »

Although you bought an XR18 and want to make it work, from this paragraph it seems like an X32Rack would be more to the point.

There is a visible master knob that you can reach over and adjust, and you can set up it's one control knob to the on the channel you are most likely to adjust, and set up your channels so any others you might adjust are adjacent to it.

That doesn't help you with your XR18 though; use that at home for rehearsals?

Good luck.

I was using an X18 for a short period, and I also wanted a quick 'master fader' adjustment.
Since the X18 didn't have internal Xover filters, I used a DBX analog Xover (1 space rack).
I put it in a 4 space rack with the X18 - done.
The Xover rack had a master input that I could drop down a click if/when I needed immediate access to do so.
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2020, 12:00:53 pm »

If you are a Windows user, then this is the exact thing you need.

https://github.com/Shuptuu/TheLink/
Odd choice of language to write an app in... (AutoIt)
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Re: XR18 simple control surface suggestion
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2020, 01:30:39 pm »

Odd choice of language to write an app in... (AutoIt)

i've no idea what that means.  i haven't actually explored this since i don't have an XR18, XTouch Mini, or Windows computer.  :)

Guess i'll go a googling just 'cause what else have i got going on?
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