OCTA-CAPTURE: Setting Up a Monitor Mix (Direct Mixer)

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The OCTA-CAPTURE offers four independent Direct Mixers for creating monitor mixes. Each mix can be routed to any of the analog outputs and can take advantage of the internal 40-bit DSP processing--this is perfect for sending custom monitor mixes to headphones, speakers, or recording devices. The following example will guide you through setting up a monitor mix to send out of outputs 3/4 of the OCTA-CAPTURE:

  1. Connect monitor speakers or a headphone amplifier to outputs 3/4 of the OCTA-CAPTURE.
  2. Turn up the volume on your monitor speakers or headphone amplifier to an appropriate level. Note: Be careful not to turn up the volume too much--as this may cause feedback, damage the speakers/headphones or possibly damage to your hearing.
  3. Press and hold the DISPLAY button for a few seconds.
  4. Use the CURSOR/VALUE knob to select "PATCHBAY" and then press the CURSOR/VALUE knob inward.
  5. Use the CURSOR/VALUE knob to select "OUTPUT 3/4" and then turn the CURSOR/VALUE knob to select "MIX A".
  6. Press the MIX button until the MIX A appears on the top left of the screen.
  7. Use the CURSOR/VALUE knob to select an input channel and then press the CURSOR/VALUE knob inward.
  8. Turn the CURSOR/VALUE knob to select a parameter (e.g. PAN, VOLUME, etc) and then press the CURSOR/VALUE knob inward.
  9. Use the CURSOR/VALUE knob to adjust the chosen parameter and then press the CURSOR/VALUE knob inward.
  10. Press the MIX SEL button to return to the mixer view.
  11. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for the remaining input channels to create a monitor mix for MIX A.