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Using StudioLive AR16's Super Channel for live backing tracks - is it possible?

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asked Jul 25, 2017 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by kirill1 (150 points)
Greetings! In the StudioLive AR16's review, it is said that this console "is great for backing tracks, click tracks, or program music."

Does it mean that I can somehow use it for playing backing tracks paired with a click-track, the metronome being sent only to the musicians' in-ears while the playback is both in the monitors and in the main mix?

Normally, I would create a stereo file with the click track panned hard left and the backing track hard right, and then use a splitter cable coming from a laptop to route the click and the loops into two separate channels.

The question is: is there any way I can do that using only the Super Channel? Or do I still have to use the splitter cable and occupy one or two of the input channels on the board?

Best regards, Kirill.

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answered Jul 31, 2017 by Michael Martin (78,110 points)
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You have 2 x Stereo DAW Returns. You could send the Click to 3/4 output and playback on 1/2. Send to monitor / FOH as needed.