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Ability to remap and assign RM channels to CS faders

+7 votes
asked Aug 9, 2017 in StudioLive Series Feature Requests by allendotson (1,450 points)
retagged Aug 19, 2017 by allendotson
Simply, I am looking to use the RML as a smart stagebox. Name the patches on the RML, assign those channels to a fader on the CS.

Currently, the CS is relatively locked to specific channels on the RMLs. The first fader always controls the first of each bank of channels. But it doesn't have to be that way. That very nature of how the fader can control different physical channels indicates that they can, and should be remappable. With this, you can have the CS set up in any arrangement you would like, regardless what the physical patches are connected to. All processing remains on the RM, the CS only alters how we see and interact with the channels.

Scenario 1: You have multiple patchbays around the stage, and you need to move a musician. They go and plug into their new channel. However, you are used to them always coming up on fader 3. Now they are on a different fader, in a different layer. With this feature, you would simply assign fader 3 to use their new channel... load their previous settings onto the RML, and you're back to mixing.

Scenario 2: Currently linked stereo channels are locked to odd channels. This can cause waste and empty channels. This new feature would allow you to cluster your stereo channels in optimal locations, and fill any gaps with mono channels. Because everything would be assigned to the fader of your choice, it wouldn't matter what the patches look like anymore. Optimize those to use every channel where you need them to be on stage. Let the routing sort it out for you in the end.

Scenario 3: Engineers like to work the way they are used to. Drums first or guitars first. Just re-map it, save it as a "layout", and get on with mixing how you want.

1 Answer

+5 votes
answered Aug 10, 2017 by Skip Jones (166,570 points)
selected Jun 25, 2018 by benpierce
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