As the studio continues to take shape, it’s come time to start looking at mixers. The ability to mix sound from numerous sources definitely fits in with what we want to do.
Tomorrow we take delivery of an Allen & Heath ZED24, which is a 24 channel multipurpose mixer with USB.
The ability to connect with a PC based DAW is extremely important. While this mixer is great for live performances, we want to mix in the studio environment.
Something I discovered late in my research has to do with limitations of the USB feature. This board sends a left and right audio stream of the mixed inputs. It seems some of these mixers are capable of sending every input as a separate track into the DAW, but this one may not.
We shall see.