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Old 01-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Songster Songster is offline
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Default Digi 003 and 3rd Gen Focusrite 18i20

I'm currently using a 003 Console with Window 10 and PT- 2018 (I've been holding off upgrading the software until I have a backup plan in place) I have now purchased a Focusrite 18i20 3rd Gen and want to know if anyone has used both that and the 003 Console together? I'd like to keep using the 003 for the control surface and footswitch while using the 18i20 as an additional interface. I'm probably going to purchase a Faderport 8 or 16 at some point, but wanted to try to use what I have first. Any help is appreciated as far as setup, hookup and upgrades. The possibilities I've thought of are using the ADAT i/o, or if the 003 would act like a HUI. I imagine the I/O's are going to take some work too after the switch over. Thanks again for any help

HPZ420, Win 10, 32 gb. Dual monitors.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:17 AM
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
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Default Re: Digi 003 and 3rd Gen Focusrite 18i20

Until someone chimes in to explain how to make both work together, I'm doubtful. The only way I can see is if you can make the Focusrite send its 8 analog inputs out thru lightpipe and feed that to the 003. AFAIK, the 003 doesn't have any way to run as a HUI device(something I would have wanted for when I moved to HDN).

Future options really depend on what you really NEED from a control surface. After some fussing(owned 002 and 003 mixers for the first 8 years of Pro Tooling), all I really needed was transport buttons and a fader for adding touch-automation volume rides. I got that in the old Presonus Faderport(plus a bit more). Oddly enough, one function that turned out to be very handy is the ability to switch between MIX and EDIT windows, and Presonus left this off the new Faderport series I ended up buying another second hand Faderport(original) to get me by until I can afford an S1.

You should also look into adding Eucon on a tablet or iPad. Quite a lot of control options and I got a refurbed Fire 10 tablet off Amazon for around $80 Just use a dual-band wifi router(cheaper routers tend to drop connection too often)
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