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    USB Recording

    If it's Pre or Post EQ, is it Pre or Post Fader (since these are all 4, independent choices)? I guess the question could go for any output that has the same choices.

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    No, both pre and post EQ are pre fader. If you want to see exactly where the taps are, look at the block diagram at the end of the X32 manual.

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    Thanks. I looked at the block diagram and still have some questions.

    If both Pre and Post EQ are output options that are both Pre Fader, why is there a Pre Fader option? It seems like there's only 3 choices: Pre EQ/Pre Fader, Post EQ/Pre Fader and Post EQ/Post Fader.

    I tried the USB recording out at a show. When I listened back, the drums and bass were too low in the mix (they both had a lot of stage volume and didn't need to be high in the mains). I'd like to be able to set their gain so that there's a good recording mix without having to boost their volume at an event. I guess that if I set gain with headphones and tap in Post EQ/Pre Fader I should be able to get what I want (well, what I really want is for individual stems to be recorded on USB - which I could do with a computer, but don't always want to bring that to a show).

    Am I correct in my thinking? If not, any advice would be appreciated.

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    Dear Walt,

    Pre EQ (Signal is tapped before EQ & Comp/Expand) / Pre Fader
    Post EQ (Signal is tapped after EQ, but before Comp/Expand) / Pre Fader
    Pre Fader (Signal is tapped after EQ & after Comp/Expand) / Pre Fader

    Post Fader (Signal is tapped after EQ, after Comp/Expand) / Post Fader

    The Block Diagram on page 65 of the X32 User Manual can help illustrate this best.

    Hope this helps!
    Kind regards,

    Chase McKnight
    Jr. Admin, Care
    MUSIC Group

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Sheehey View Post
    I tried the USB recording out at a show. When I listened back, the drums and bass were too low in the mix (they both had a lot of stage volume and didn't need to be high in the mains). I'd like to be able to set their gain so that there's a good recording mix without having to boost their volume at an event. I guess that if I set gain with headphones and tap in Post EQ/Pre Fader I should be able to get what I want (well, what I really want is for individual stems to be recorded on USB - which I could do with a computer, but don't always want to bring that to a show).
    One possibility to do this is to set up a Stereo Mix bus (link two together) and send all the channels to that bus at 0dB and then set up the bass and drums into it at +5/+10/whatever. Set up the bus as post fader, that way as you mix your channels, the bus will get mixed the same way, just with the bass and drums at a higher level than the main mix. Set up USB recording to record the Stereo Mix bus that you set up.

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