Maybe there is another way to do this, but here’s the story:
My Central station has been on the fritz for a year or so with the speaker outputs in the control room sometimes cutting out, usually one speaker goes dim. Pumping the volume would bring back the channel. This week I replaced the control room control volume control with a UBK “Main Gain”. Sonically there isn’t much difference as far as sound goes, but now the speaker doesn’t cut out. Cool!
Now I still want to use the Central Station for cue, the all important talk back feature and alt speaker sends. I am going to make a transformer split to get the main feed back into the Central Station so I can send that to the rooms if needed. I know I can do this using Nuendo to switch the feed that is currently running to it. I still have a different cue send to the Central station from the monitoring control room in Nuendo.
Here’s what I am up against now… The Central Station would dim the control room outputs. Now I have to find a workaround for this. I tried connecting a foot switch to my Mackie MCU and assigning it to dim the control room output. It latches every time though. The central station doesn’t latch. What I was going to do is make a double pole double throw momentary contact switch to control the Central Station and the control room in Nuendo, using 2 leads, one to the MCU and one to the Central Station. The switch would operate both simultaneously. What I would like to have is the ability to use the control room without it latching so the Central Station and Nuendo’s dim would mirror each other and I wouldn’t have to “pump/double tap” the foot switch to turn Nuendo’s dim off.
Is this possible any other way? Is there a way to make the control room dim non-latching?
Many thanks for any input.