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Old 01-16-2017, 04:28 PM
Jazzmuzik Jazzmuzik is offline
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Default control 24 focusrite 18i20

can some one please tell me how to connect so that i may use it for more then just a controller.
I have an early 2008 Mac Pro tower, running protools 10, control 24, & focusrite 18i20
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: control 24 focusrite 18i20

you'll find what your looking for in the manual

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Old 02-17-2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: control 24 focusrite 18i20

The Control 24 is basically, a fancy mouse, with a monitor controller(that nobody thinks sounds good) and 16 mic preamps(also, that nobody thinks sound very good), So, your best bet is to simply use the surface as the great controller that it is, maybe use a few preamps for non-critical stuff, and use a good monitor/source controller(like the Presonus Central Station or Mackie Big Knob).

IIRC, the 18i20 has 8 mic preamps, 8 digital inputs(on lightpipe/ADAT) and 2 digital inputs(on RCA SPDIF). Since there is no direct connection that will work with the Control 24 preamps(which are analog out-only), your best option for more inputs is to buy an 8-channel Lightpipe preamp, such as:
Behringer ADA8200(the red one)(this is the best budget solution available)
Focusrite OctoPre Mk II(more mony, but not better sounding)
Midas XL-48(even more money, but sounds really good, especially on drums)
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