ES-9 standalone summing?

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ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:21 am

Hi there

I'm close to buy an Es-9 as my next audio interface solution. I love the flexibility it seems to have but I can't find an answer on how and if the balanced Jack's can work as a mixer out (simple summing would be enough) without computer connected? It would be wonderful to use it without computer every now and then...

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 am

Yes. In the current firmware only 8 inputs can be summed to the outputs without a host computer, but that may change.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:32 am

Great! And thx for being that quick!
That's pretty cool already. Are they summed as a standard or is it necessary to set this up and change it with the computer?

I'd like to use the Es-9 for both studio and live. So my dream would be to have all the channels in studio and as soon as I disconnect the computer they all go to thebalanced Jack's automatically.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:35 am

You'd need to set it up that way with the config tool.

And currently you'd need to do that manually every time you wanted to go between the two setups.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 am

i see. maybe a great addition for future firmware updates? to have 2 startup-states - one for connected computer and one without?

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 am

Indeed.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53 am

thx anyway for the help!
as soon as i find an availeable/stock es-9 in europe you'll have a new customer ;)


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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am

perfect!

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by bhenry1790 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:25 pm

+1 on easier standalone summing. My ES-9 arrived yesterday and I already find it indispensable!

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by tunelee » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:01 pm

Didn't figure out how to set it with config tool, Try to set all input channels into Phones LR for standalone monitoring and saved to flash,not working..

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:35 am

Post a screenshot of the config tool.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by lackofair » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:12 am

got mine finally and it was actually easy to route after understanding the block principle.

2 more questions!

-does it makes sense to sum with f.e. -3dB per bus?
-is it possible to route all 14ins to the main jacks? the mixer block only has 8 slots right..?

thx again & ps. thx for the tip with signal sound, great and quick service

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:29 am

Setting the faders down will reduce the risk of clipping, sure.

Currently it's only possible to mix 8 inputs internally.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by bmoussay » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 pm

Hello os,

Any chance to get a similar tool for the es-8 to provide internal and standalone summing? This would be great,

Best

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:39 am

Sorry, no.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by TehLemur » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:38 am

Hi - I'm having a little trouble working out if the internal mixer will do what I need before I purchase: -
  • Is it possible to have inputs 1-8 monitored through the headphone output in real time (i.e. without latency)?
  • If so, can I pan some inputs individually to the centre of the stereo image, instead of them all being treated as stereo pairs, without affecting how they're recorded in the PC?
  • Can I have it set up this way, and still be able to hear the master output from the PC DAW in the headphone output when I play back?

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by os » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:13 am

Yes to all of that.

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Re: ES-9 standalone summing?

Post by TehLemur » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:21 am

Awesome, thank you - you've just solved all my problems!

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