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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Panning Linked Channels
« Last post by shufflebeat on Yesterday at 06:19:56 PM »
Disclaimer - I don't have my DL to hand right now to confirm this but...

When you link 2 channels one is automatically hard L, the other hard R. In this configuration the (mono) pan control becomes a (stereo) balance control, as one used to see on stereo HiFi amps.

You have, of course, piqued my doubt now so I'll have to check this out now.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Panning Linked Channels
« Last post by SGravy on Yesterday at 09:24:47 AM »
What I'm after doing is to have one channel hard panned L and the other hard panned R. Obviously I can do that if I un-link the channels but that's more fingers!
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Anyone buy a 1608 power supply lately?
« Last post by barrynz on June 25, 2017, 11:02:44 PM »
I find this interesting......  Shortly after purchasing and starting to use my DL806, I noticed the 'digital noise/static' issue....(interestingly I DIDN'T notice it the first couple of uses....different venues etc).... It was really apparent on the Aux 1 output feeding a Behringer Powered Monitor.......almost non existent on Main outputs and Aux 2.  The quickfix on the night was an earth lift on the Behringer Monitor power supply (*shudder) and the long term fix proved to be a balanced TRS cable from mixer to Behringer Monitor. The main outputs already use balanced XLR Cables and Aux 2 is a short ( 1 metre) unbalanced cable.

Sometimes a very faint 'digital noise/static' is still apparent on the Main Outputs...(probably different quality of power supply at different venues..)...but it is very faint and not noticeable a foot or so away from the speaker, nor when in use....so not an issue.

I will test with my spare power supply from Amazon, mentioned earlier in this thread and see if things change.... As well, re reading these comments, I will replace the short unbalanced Aux 2 cable with a balanced one.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Anyone buy a 1608 power supply lately?
« Last post by WK154 on June 25, 2017, 04:30:16 AM »
Long time ago I realized that the ground return was connected to the signal ground in the power supply hence the change to an isolated supply. Noise gone. Lots of discussion on this forum on the subject.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Anyone buy a 1608 power supply lately?
« Last post by redwood on June 24, 2017, 04:37:00 PM »
Turns out that the locking ring can cause intermittent power, better off without it.

Well I just discovered that interesting twist myself.

A bit of history. I have had a Mackie SRM350v2 for awhile that has always been the canary in the coal mine for interconnect ground issues, noise and the like. This is true for the DL1608 and my Crest XR20 which I use for my house sound gig. The 350 always hums a bit or has some kind of noise going on so when connected to just about anything other than a mic, so I stopped using it for gigs and just kept it as a keyboard amp for rehearsal. Quiet enough for that application.

So tonight I have a gig and it's been while since I used the 1608 so I started setting up my show and testing. Hooked up the SRM350 to main outs and heard some line noise - like computer digital hash and the like. Figured it was the 350 so I disconnected it and hooked up a Behringer  B110, noise is gone. Figured hypothesis was confirmed, but I dug deeper. Plugged the 350 back in and using a ground lift cord I have and the noise went away.

Hmmmm.....could this be noise on the power supply ground, I thought? after manipulating the locking ring a bit and noticing some noise attenuation (but not elimination) I decided to try my backup PSU (which is made by Condor, and rated for medical devices) and it's dead quiet.

That appears to confirm that the locking ring may be more trouble than it's worth, to me anyway. Tonight I'm using my backup. Gaff tape already packed.


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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Panning Linked Channels
« Last post by Ampli on June 23, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
Mayby u can use the pan button?!?!?!
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Panning Linked Channels
« Last post by SGravy on June 23, 2017, 09:14:47 AM »
I know you can pan linked Aux's but is there a way to pan linked channels?

I've scanned the manual but can't see anything. Any thoughts appreciated.
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I stumbled across this post and saw that it catered for Windows guys but not Mac/Unix guys... so thought I would drop in some code that may be useful for you guys that are currently not using Windows. It's not supported, it's just here as code that I use in processing my files that may be useful for others. Don't come bitching about how you don't like it etc... it's a freebie that was never meant for wider use.

Like ToH2002's solution, it's backbone is sox, so you will need that (download and install SOX (http://sox.sourceforge.net)). Make sure it's on your path!

Save the code as demuxer.sh and then ./demuxer.sh to run.

You'll need to put your files from the DL32R into the path as specified by INPUT_DIR. EXTRACT_DIR and OUTPUT_DIR is where the output from Sox goes... I tend to keep these the same and use the "solo" and "whole" in the file names to differentiate if needs be. I am guessing you guys all want to be working with the "whole".

Only gotcha - don't use an underscore (_) in the FILE_PREFIX (e.g. when setting a filename in the record section of the the Mackie DL32R, use a name that doesn't use an _ !)

Apart from that, you're good to go.

Let me know if it's any use to any of you. And remember you need plenty of disk space. Yes, I know there is no error checking and the like... but this was 5 minutes of code that was intended for my use only, not any commercial operation by any means!

If it's any use to any of you, a donation to the MS Society would make you an angel (https://donate.mssociety.org.uk/)

Code: [Select]
# QUICK DIRTY DEMUXER FOR MACKIE DL32R by Russ Hollinshead
INPUT_DIR=~/Desktop/russtemp
EXTRACT_DIR=~/Desktop/russtemp/out
OUTPUT_DIR=~/Desktop/russtemp/out
FILE_PREFIX=Festival

#find number of channels in username
#the number directly before the .wav
echo "Getting the number of channels in the recording..."
MAX_TRACK_NUMBER=`soxi $INPUT_DIR/*.wav | grep Channels | cut -f2 -d: | sed "s/ //g" | tail -1`
echo "NOTIFICATION: Found $MAX_TRACK_NUMBER channels of audio in the multitracks recording."

echo "Finding the number of chunked files..."

MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER=0
LS_OUTPUT=`ls -1 $INPUT_DIR`

for f in $LS_OUTPUT; do
  CURRENT_CHUNK_NUMBER_FOUND=`echo $f | cut -f2 -d_ | cut -f1 -d.`
  echo $f | cut -f2 -d_ | cut -f1 -d.
  echo currently looking at chunk number ${CURRENT_CHUNK_NUMBER_FOUND}
  if [[ ${CURRENT_CHUNK_NUMBER_FOUND} -gt ${MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER} ]]; then
     MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER=${CURRENT_CHUNK_NUMBER_FOUND}
     echo MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER is ${CURRENT_CHUNK_NUMBER_FOUND}
  fi
done

echo FOUND ${MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER} multitrack files containing ${MAX_TRACK_NUMBER} channels of audio. Lets get seperating!

# EXTRACT THE INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL TRACKS
for (( CHUNK_NUMBER=1; CHUNK_NUMBER<=${MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER}; CHUNK_NUMBER++ )); do
   for (( CHANNEL=1; CHANNEL<=${MAX_TRACK_NUMBER}; CHANNEL++ )); do
      sox ${INPUT_DIR}/${FILE_PREFIX}_${CHUNK_NUMBER}.wav ${EXTRACT_DIR}/solo_${FILE_PREFIX}_${CHUNK_NUMBER}_${CHANNEL}.wav remix ${CHANNEL}
   done
done

# STITCH ALL THE INDIVIDUAL TRACKS
for (( CHANNEL=1; CHANNEL<=${MAX_TRACK_NUMBER}; CHANNEL++ )); do
   COMMAND_ARGS=""
   for (( CHUNK_NUMBER=1; CHUNK_NUMBER<=${MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER}; CHUNK_NUMBER++ )); do
      COMMAND_ARGS="${COMMAND_ARGS} ${EXTRACT_DIR}/solo_${FILE_PREFIX}_${CHUNK_NUMBER}_${CHANNEL}.wav"
      if [ $CHUNK_NUMBER = ${MAX_CHUNK_NUMBER} ]; then
        sox $COMMAND_ARGS $OUTPUT_DIR/whole-${FILE_PREFIX}_channel-${CHANNEL}.wav
        COMMAND_ARGS=""
      fi
   done
done
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For the canned music I had playlists set up on an old iPod nano, duplicated on my iPhone for a backup.
On the 1608 I plugged my iPhone in using the dock connector/adapter and played music for the ceremony via the iPad channel.

I had originally planned to use a mini jack to dual 1/4" into two inputs on the 32r for the cocktail hour in reception hall, but due to space limits, we ended up putting the mixer rack outside on a shaded patio right behind the drummer, with a couple 4 and 8 channel fan-fan snakes (Audiopile) coming in thru the doors. This made it tough for any changes to the songs (a few requests for special dances the band wasn't going to learn we played from iPod), so I used a track input my bass player uses on his rig that feeds the PA on one of his mono channels. Now the iPod was directly behind me on bassists music stand. Switched around my mute group assignments and it was perfect.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Success using dl1608 and dl32r together
« Last post by nedorama on June 22, 2017, 03:43:01 AM »
Congrats! Always nice to hear of a gig gone well.

On the pre-recorded music, what did you use to play it - app on the iPad, or dedicated player patched into the DL1608?

Those Rolls PM50 and PM50s boxes are great for people wanting to try in-ear monitors but without the price. Our bass player really liked it, taping a headphone extension cable to his instrument cable. And the mic-thru is great for a "more me" when you have people sharing a mix...
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