Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Additional Resources


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Hardware > Pro Tools | Duet & Pro Tools | Quartet

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2017, 11:09 AM
Xcurve Xcurve is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
Default Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Hi All,
Anyone using the Quartet for 5.1 monitoring? I haven't purchased it yet and was wondering how well it works with PT. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-12-2017, 12:16 PM
TVPostSound's Avatar
TVPostSound TVPostSound is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,065
Default Re: Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Does 5.1
I use the PT12HD, routes as it should.
__________________
Done mixing:
Braxtons Family Values Season 5 (WeTV)
Now Mixing:
Cold Justice Season 4 (Oxygen Network)

IMDB
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-12-2017, 05:44 PM
Xcurve Xcurve is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
Default Re: Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
Does 5.1
I use the PT12HD, routes as it should.
Are you using the Apogee Quartet or the Avid Quartet? Avid includes an I/O Control software that makes the 5.1 setup easier. Just wondering if it's worth it.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2017, 10:33 PM
TVPostSound's Avatar
TVPostSound TVPostSound is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,065
Default Re: Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xcurve View Post
Are you using the Apogee Quartet or the Avid Quartet? Avid includes an I/O Control software that makes the 5.1 setup easier. Just wondering if it's worth it.
Thanks.
Apogee branded.

Apogee includes their own IO software, just set up 1-6 accordingly, and setup a 5.1 in the PT IO. Actually very easy.
AFAIK, Avid Quartet IO software is the same.
https://www.avid.com/~/media/avid/fi..._userguide.pdf
The only upside to Avid Quartet is Windows compatibility. Which I don't need.
So I went with Apogee so I can record VO on my iPhone or iPad.


Using it with a 2012 Mac Mini Quad, when I bring home sessions. 32 tracks, a bunch of eqs,compressors, limiters, and RX dialog noise reduction.
While pushing DNXHD36 video.
I have PT12HD auth, as I also have an Omni HDX rig, so I can't tell you if Vanilla
PT allows a 5.1 bus, or output.


FIY
Apogee will not respond to support requests on the Avid version.
__________________
Done mixing:
Braxtons Family Values Season 5 (WeTV)
Now Mixing:
Cold Justice Season 4 (Oxygen Network)

IMDB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Xcurve Xcurve is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 23
Default Re: Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
Apogee branded.

Apogee includes their own IO software, just set up 1-6 accordingly, and setup a 5.1 in the PT IO. Actually very easy.
AFAIK, Avid Quartet IO software is the same.
https://www.avid.com/~/media/avid/fi..._userguide.pdf
My Sweetwater rep says I will need to run the Maestro software with PT in order to have the master volume control all of the 5.1 outputs. Is this true?
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-20-2017, 09:17 AM
TVPostSound's Avatar
TVPostSound TVPostSound is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,065
Default Re: Quartet 5.1 Monitoring

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xcurve View Post
My Sweetwater rep says I will need to run the Maestro software with PT in order to have the master volume control all of the 5.1 outputs. Is this true?
Thanks.
He's making it sound more than what it is.
Maestro software is Apogees IO configurator, yes you install it, configure it once, 1 to 1 2 to 2 3 to 3 4 to 4 5 to 6 to 6, and it runs on boot. Then you configure the Protools IO for 5.1

As you stated:
"Avid includes an I/O Control software that makes the 5.1 setup easier."

Its the same as Apogee's software, Apogee calls it "Maestro".
__________________
Done mixing:
Braxtons Family Values Season 5 (WeTV)
Now Mixing:
Cold Justice Season 4 (Oxygen Network)

IMDB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apogee Quartet Xcurve FireWire and USB Audio Interfaces (Mac) 0 05-10-2017 10:54 AM
Pt 11 & Apogee Quartet sankstone Pro Tools 11 Discussion 3 04-12-2015 11:19 AM
Quartet Hardware 87echo Pro Tools | Duet & Pro Tools | Quartet 2 09-17-2014 06:02 AM
Recording a string quartet - how many mic? gonglee Tips & Tricks 3 05-13-2004 06:01 AM
another quartet question ? surchur 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 2 05-16-2003 07:27 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com