I forgot to report back on my earlier post re: recording a show on the X32 USB port. Happy to report it went fine, no glitches, and the recording sounded fine.
Originally Posted by humhead
Regarding the chance of breaking off a USB drive, I didn't want to take that chance, so I got the low profile (no profile?) Sandisk Cruzer Fit USB. It's so low, you almost don't know it's there. Zero chance of breakage.
Works great for me for recording and loading/saving show files.
Not at all what I ased, and I shouldn't have to be limited what USB stick I buy so it isn't damaged because it was put in a poorly thought out place.
I wasn't looking for a band aid solution, I was curious who thought that this was actually a good place for it. The first time I put a stick there, myself and my other house engineers all agreed that's a pretty stupid place for the stick.
Where would you've put it? In the middle of the console? At the bottom? At the sides? Any place is "stupid" one way or the other. Just get a low profile stick and get over it.
Originally Posted by humhead
Yup. You can say there is the same issue with any laptop with USB ports. They usually have them on the side of the laptop, so any 'long' USB drive is going to stick out there also, and be subject to possible breakage too. Got a home desktop computer? Same thing. So you can either continue to use the long drives and be careful, or adapt and use the low-profile drives. You can choose. Manufacturers aren't likely going to cave to your 'demands'.
Originally Posted by Jürgen Kirkovits
Side (recessed with the headphone jacks), back, or under the front would all have been far better places. I have yet to encounter one engineer who at first glance at the desk did not comment what a stupid location that was.
Hi. Have a look on other live consoles (GLD, Vi, Si, Cl ...).
Can you give me any hint, how much better is the position on those?
Yamaha LS9, M7CL and CL series have them safely tucked on the side of the upper control surface where you would never, ever reach except to get the stick.
Originally Posted by Klaus Mock
Digidesign puts them under the fader side, well protected by the armrest overhang.
I think the X32 is a fabulous console, but this was a really, really stupid place to locate this, and should have been completely obvious the first time a mock console was built.
I ran into problems recording to one older thumb drive. The recording skipped in and out. The issues was the thumb drive data transfer speed. X32 User Guide says that you can record 2 hours of content on a 3 GB memory stick. That means the memory stick needs to be able to sustain at least
3 GB * 1000000000 Bytes/GB / (2 hrs * 60 min / hr * 60 sec /min) = 417,000 Bytes / second
So call it 500 kbytes / sec to be safe.
I copied some large files and folders to the offending memory stick and found it could only sustain about 100-150 kbytes / sec. This was a name brand memory stick so I don't trust the name. I test my memory sticks by recording 5 minutes or so of anything and confirming that they play back OK before using them for real work.