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Can I connect an ME-1 to Port A on a fixed format iDR MixRack?
Posted by Ben Morgan, Last modified by on 05 July 2013 10:53 AM

You can 'trick' the iDR by preparing a Show offline with Editor.

Start with an iDR0 or iDR10 and a modular Surface equipped with output modules.
This way you can patch signals to Port A 33-62, and to the Surface outputs which would effectively go out of Port A 1-32.

Since ME-1 will pick up channels 21-60, your patch to ME-1 would be the Surface outputs 21-32 and Port A outputs 33-60.

When the Show file is loaded into a fixed format iDR the Port A patch will stay in place until any overwrite is made. Hence ME-1 will work.

However this is not a recommended or supported setup.
Changes to the Show file or output routing, as well as Scene recalls might compromise the patch to ME-1.

It's a workaround which happened to be useful in a few permanent installations where access to the iDR was limited once the initial setup made.
We would discourage this approach in a live situation.




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