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Split broadcast mix from RML16AI possible?

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asked May 31, 2017 in Ai Mixers by ericfredricey (170 points)
Is it possible, and has it been done, to use an RML16AI as stage box/mon mixer and control FOH/mons via a laptop/pad/other wireless device(s) and have a 16.4.2ai pull in dry input signals via AVB network and do a completely separate mix just for the broadcast feed?

The radio station I work for has been doing lots of shows recently in our courtyard and a good majority have also been broadcasted live...but that has shown some limitations in getting a good mix just for the broadcast feed...FOH and monitors has been no problem. We have made it work by transporting audio back into the studios a number of ways [trying different things as we do each show: subgroups, mains copy, broadcast aux mix(limits our onstage monitoring though), etc...] but, again, the mixes have been really vocal and "leads" heavy... :/

We are considering obtaining an RML16AI as the input box and mixing the "house" with that via a wireless (or a laptop wired into the network, just the same) device and using the hardwired LAN to transport the same audio/control to our performance submixer inside the studio for the split mix...

Doable? Any one done it yet?

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answered Jul 5, 2017 by abrand2 (32,110 points)
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Besides StudioLive AVB mix systems and using Dante related interfacing through the purchase of a Dante card (which unfortunately is not a true "split" because you are controlling preamps on the designated RM/Console mixer), an Analog split is the only way to go in instances where you need complete control of both the Preamp and DSP processing in two, discrete different places.