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Can USB Returns on a Series III be recorded? What if I decided to record AVB Network inputs (from Mac computer)?

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asked Apr 26, 2018 in StudioLive Series III by abrand2 (32,040 points)
I have a StudioLive Series III Console with a Stagebox (Rackmount Series III or with my NSB stagebox).  I know that I can record Network inputs over a stagebox on the SD Card locally to the console, but what about USB Returns?  Does the return only come through if it's say a network input from the Mac computer as it's AVB too?

Just curious what kind of configurations can be recorded by the SD Card input on the Series III console.

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answered Apr 26, 2018 by abrand2 (32,040 points)
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It is not possible to send USB inputs to an SD Card for recording.  By design, the USB input is not listened to on the digital send source back to the mixer.  This would be a Feature Request.

However, AVB interfacing over a Stagebox (Series III Rack Mixer or NSB Stagebox) or a Mac AVB capable computer can record into the SD Card interface on a StudioLive Console mixer's multi-track recorder.  It's important to note that a Mac AVB capable system cannot record/playback audio through a mixer if that same console also is in Stagebox mode (we express that in this article here why), but a single interface to a single mac system enabled can be done.

NOTE:  For each channel that you want to record over AVB, the Digital Send source should be selected on the mixer.  See Section 2.2.4 of the Stagebox Mode Addendum Manual for reference.

In summary, if the Local Analog inputs or AVB input is utilized, it can record to an SD Card but the USB return cannot.