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Anthony C
Mackie 1220 Mixer and Matrox MXO
on Mar 8, 2007 at 1:36:21 pm

I have a Macbookpro and want to buy the Matrox MXO. Has anyone used this box with a Mackie or any mixer. How did you set it up?
Does it work?



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Matte
Re: Mackie 1220 Mixer and Matrox MXO
on Mar 12, 2007 at 3:47:40 am

From looking at the Matrox site, it seems the MXO has a stereo mini-jack audio output.

You'd just connect that with audio adapter cables to one of the Mackie's stereo line inputs and that's about all there is to it.

It should work like any other unbalanced line source.

The site

http://www.matrox.com/video/products/mxo/connect.cfm

shows a connection to "Amplified computer speakers."

Just connect the Mackie (or any mixer) instead of the amplified speakers.


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Matte
Re: Mackie 1220 Mixer and Matrox MXO
on Mar 12, 2007 at 3:51:15 am

I assume (you know what happens when we "assume") that you could just as easily connect the (red and white) RCA jacks on the back of the MXO to the Mackie, as well.


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rcPics
Re: Mackie 1220 Mixer and Matrox MXO
on Mar 14, 2007 at 4:26:18 am

If using the MXO with FCP...and you use your computer's mini-plug audio out for sound..

A. The included MXO's mini-plug (on the connector cable) into the computer's audio out mini-plug jack. The MXO's mini-plug jack (on the connector cable) to your audio...likely a mini-plug to L/R RCA adapter...stereo RCA to 1/4" plug adapters or cables into one of the mixer's stereo line-in's, which should accept either balanced or unbalanced (un-, in your case). Or use the mixer's RCA TAPE/2 TK inputs. Let's call this channel A.

B. The RCA L/R out's on the MXO box to another stereo channel on the mixer or the TAPE IN like above. Call it channel B.

In the MXO's 'Presentation Mode', which just passes through your second monitor's extended desktop display mode to both your second monitor and an additional component/composite/s-video display, the sound should be coming through the mini-plug hookup, like you would normally do....if that's your 'default' sound output on your computer. That'll be channel A.

When using the MXO's 'Mastering Mode', where the MXO is outputting your FCP video fullscreen/scaled to both your second computer monitor and your other component/composite/s-video display, the sound should be through the channel B hookup, which is supposed to be in perfect sync with the fullscreen/scaled video that's displaying out of the box.

So you'll need two available stereo channels on your mixer...or one fader channel and the stereo TAPE/2 TK in.



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