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2 people found this helpful
Easy as pie
on June 6, 2013
I use this to connect my laptop direct to our board so that I can trigger loops and control a click track with Ableton Live.
Previously, I had to use an audio interface to get signal from my laptop to the board. My signal chain here was laptop --> firewire cable --> firewire-audio interface --> 1/4 cable out --> DI box --> XLR cable --> snake. I also have to fiddle with audio routing since the computer requires manual rerouting to send audio through my firewire interface.
But with the AVDirect, my signal chain is much simpler, Laptop --> minijack to RCA cable --> AVDirect --> XLR, and I don't have to fiddle with audio routing on my laptop since the headphone jack is already the default setting. I can setup and confirm my signal chain in seconds, which is pretty sweet.
Sound quality is pretty good as far as I can tell, but then again, my loops are not exactly reference material for testing tonal fidelity.