VSR-880: How can I set up the VSR-880 for use with an external mixer?

Tags: vsr-880,direct,mixer,outs
On the rear panel of the VSR-880 there are 8 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs. If you plug the 8 outputs to an external mixer and then the direct outs of that mixer to the 8 inputs on the back of the VSR-880 you can bypass the internal "Channel strips" and just use the external mixer for volume, EQ, etc. To setup the VSR-880 for use with an external analog mixer, make the following settings:

Part 1 (Setting up outputs)
1) Press LEVEL/BALANCE
2) PARAMETER to "MST Direct Out ="
3) Turn the TIME/VALUE wheel to select on
4) Press PLAY DISPLAY to return to the main screen

Part 2 (Selecting Inputs)
1)While holding down SHIFT, prees IN MIX
2)While holding down SHIFT, press CH EDIT 1.
3)PARAMETER to "IN1 Input ="
4)Turn the TIME/VALUE wheel to select "REAR"

Note: You while need to repeat steps 2 through 4 for each input. To access any channel hold down SHIFT and press that channel's CH EDIT button.

5) Press PLAY DISPLAY to return to the main display.