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Linking 2 separate live AVB networked mixers so that one mixer can receive a stereo mix from the other.

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asked Mar 16, 2019 in StudioLive Series III by adriandumas (270 points)

I have a Studio Live III 32 and a Studio Live III 24. I am setting them up for 2 separate rooms and separate shows and mixes. Each one is using a separate SW5E 5-Port AVB Switch and 2 NSB boxes. I am trying to figure out if it is possible to link the 2 mixers or AVB networks so that a stereo mix can be passed from one mixer to the other. 

I realize that I will be giving up 2 input channels on the mixer receiving the signal.

If possible what are the steps needed to achieve this? 

Thank you in advance for your help

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answered Mar 20, 2019 by danielsievert (11,820 points)
You may find several ways to do this sub-mix connection without interfering with your input channel count. You should have 56 channels of AVB signals visible between the two mixers and the stereo sub-mix could be sent on AVB channels beyond the input range of either of your mixers (such as channels 41 through to 56).

You could then bring the stereo sub-mix back into the receiving mixer on the Tape Input channel, for example, or even on an FX return channel so that you wouldn't need to sacrifice mic input channels.

The only thing you'd need to do is make sure the receiving mixer was set to "Network" source on your chosen return channel and that its AVB digital patching for that return channel matched the sending mixer's AVB patching.