I guess this could go in the Series III or the AI category but here goes. I am looking at purchasing one of these mixers primary for the Mix Scenes. We are a church that currently uses a 32 channel analog mixer. We have one primary worship leader, but two backup singers who will sing lead on specific songs on an almost weekly basis. It's a headache for our volunteer sound operators to change Main Mix, 4 Monitor Feeds and Record levels in the :10 intro to one of our worship songs with the added pressure being in the middle of our Sunday Service.
I know this is counter-intuitive to skilled sound engineers, but I am looking for a way to accomplish some complex changes quickly in the middle of our service using volunteers with very basic training. I discovered Mix Scenes in digital mixers and it appears like this could be the miracle cure.
Mix Scene 1=Main Worship Leader Main/Monitor/Record settings
Mix Scene 2=Singer #2 Main/Monitor/Record settings
Mix Scene 3=Singer #3 Main/Monitor/Record settings
Mix Sence 4=Mute group that kills all but the Pastor
All at the push of a button? That seems too good to be true.
HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS
1. Anyone doing something similar?
2. Does it work smoothly?
3. Are there challenges to that setup?
Thanks so much for your help!