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How do I route out of StudioLive 24.4.2 to ADL 600 for analog summing

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asked Sep 12, 2017 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by jeffmills1 (250 points)

FYI...It says in the manual that the Monitor bus is a summing amp in Latch mode.  Currently I'm running out the CR outputs to a monitor station.

My goal is to run a song mix in Studio One 3 Pro through the ADL 600's and bounce the mix down to a left and right channel. The mastering diagram in the ADL 600 manual shows lines coming out of outputs 1,2  on the Audiobox 1818VSL.

I'm unclear on what outputs I need to use on the StudioLive 24.4.2 and how I need to set it up in Studio One.  I've seen videos of guys running the mix out of Mix Busses but still need help with wiring correctly. 

My main confusion is the Monitor Bus as a summing amp.  I'm assuming that I must use the summing amp to accomplish my goal.  

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answered Sep 25, 2017 by Michael Martin (89,010 points)
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The monitor bus simply listens to the Solo Bus, Tape Input, 2 Track Digital Return, or the Main Bus.

In this case, I would use the Main LR Output to the ADL.

1. Return DAW Audio to a pair of channels via FireWire returns. (ie; 1/2)
2. Send that output to your Main Bus.
3. Connect your Main LR output to the ADL's Line Inputs via XLR.
4. Connect the ADL's Line Outputs to a pair of Line Inputs on any two channels on the mixer, using XLR to TRS cables. Do not assign these channels to the Main Bus, this will create a feedback loop.
5. Record the ADL return channels back into your DAW.

You can monitor or listen to the ADL return channels by either using Solo on those channels OR send your DAW Main output to the 2 Track channels, and engage the Digital Return in the Monitor Section (Do not turn on the 2 Track Digital Return on the mixer, as that will also send the signal back to the Main Bus, creating another loop)