I’m trying to figure out how Cubase Control room could be useful for recording sessions which would include me and three more friends (guitarist/singer, bassist and pianist/keyboard player with his own gear and sounds). I never tried to activate it, yet, as I didn’t feel the need for, until now. So, few questions remain, after carefully reading the ‘Control room’ section of the Cubase Operation manual :
As my E-Mu 1616m has 2 S/PDIF connectors, 2 stereo line outs and an ADAT one still available, I tried to look for something like an ADAT headphones amplifier and, strangely, this kind of device doesn’t seem to exist. So how to be able to transmit cue mixes to the different performers, as these, the DAW, gear and monitors will be in the same room ?
If I understand well, cue mixes are made by using the relevent ‘Studio sends’ for each track. At the tracking stage, is there a panel (a kind of mixer) that allows to adjust the relative levels of the different studio sends for each cue mix, or is this done within the Control room mixer ?
As I’m usually working at 5 ms of latency, does this will significantly add a delay and requires the use of direct monitoring in the situation where a performer will have to record again his part as the other ones are already ‘in the box’ ?
Thnaks for any enlightments…
EDIT : I think that I found the solution for the question 2) in the ‘Setting up a studio cue mix’ paragraph, but well, it’s rather confusing… Would have liked something like an independent panel for each cue mix, unless I didn’t get it…