Recently I had to opportunity to work with my good friend Victor Cajiao, host and producer of the Typical Mac User Podcast. Victor has upgraded his studio configuration, and he asked for some assistance. We both agreed that it would be a good idea to share our experience with the community.
The first stage of the project was an exchange of emails with Victor specifying his new gear and specific intentions in terms of production scenarios.
• Create a Skype Mix Minus
• Create a Telos One Mix Minus
• Incorporate an external Cart Insert option
• Incorporate support for a future external Voice Processor
• Support recording to an external device
Our goal was to support three workflows: common Skype sessions, common Host/Telco sessions, and complex Studio Broadcast/Podcast sessions with external Talkshoe participation patched in by way of the Telos One. I went to work and designed a configuration diagram in order to simplify implemntation.
Please refer to the following notes:
Stereo line output from the Cart machine feeds a set of Line inputs on the console using a 3.5″ stereo male to RCA left and right male cable. 3.5″ to 1/4″ male adapters are required.
Stereo Line Output from the main [MacPro] system feeds a set of Line Inputs on the console suing a 3.5′ stereo male to RCA left and right male cable. 3.5″ to 1/4″ male adapters are required.
Console Aux send 1 feeds the main Telos One Input.
Main Telos One Output feeds a single Line Input on the console.
Console Aux Send 2 feeds the MacPro Line Input using a 1/4″ to 3.5′ cable/adapter.
Console Main-Mix feeds external recorder Inputs.
Aux Bus Send 1 routes the Studio Mic, Skype participants, and Cart instances to the Telco participants. Notice that this Send is off on the Telco channel on the console. This alleviates sending the caller’s audio back to the hybrid.
Aux Bus Send 2 routes the Studio Mic, the Telco participants, and the Cart instances to the MacPro. Notice that this Send is off on the Skype channel on the console. This alleviates sending the Skype participant’s audio back to the MacPro that is in fact running Skype.
Keep in mind that the Aux Send Masters need to be set accordingly.
External Processing Support:
A standard insert cable will provide easy implementation of a voice processor on the Studio Mic channel.
Considering that all channels are routed through the console, the main-mix can be recorded by feeding supported console outputs to an external recorder.