SORRY, I’m an idiot. SOLO/PFL is not working on Stereo B monitors but in headphones. But it works via Stereo A monitors AND in Headphones. The only reason I won’t be using Stereo A is because i can’t get VU levels on 9/10, so I’m using Stereo B for monitoring via speakers right now. But the problem still stands, if I want to use SOLO/PFL functions with monitors, I’ll have to use Stereo A. Ugh. I hope that I’m finally understanding and making sense. So sorry, this is a super complex console and when i worked at the recording studio, I knew how to use the MCI but I never had to set anything up, that’s for sure!!Interesting. The SOLO/PFL buss is not supposed to propagate to the STEREO B buss. Are you sure you had the cables to your monitor system connected to the STEREO B output jacks and not just the second set of STEREO A jacks for your test? Anyway, if that IS the case (that your SOLO/PFL buss propagates to both STEREO A & B busses), clearly that’s less of a problem for you, and likely would be an easier fix if you wanted it corrected.
Thanks, I’ll remember that.I can’t help myself…
When you’re talking about “tracks”, that means tape tracks.
If you’re talking about strips on the mixing console, those are channels.
It just helps things to not get too confusing when communicating questions or solutions or whatever.
Yes, heavily exercised the switch and used Deoxit on it as well. No, doesn’t matter what source it is, nada.So, that’s great news there is nothing wrong with your SOLO/PFL buss routing. So it’s just the 9/10 meter issue. So when you can, connect the signal wire from meters 7/8 to meters 9/10 and see if there is any life in meters 9/10. If no, then we’ve got two issues, #1 it would seem there is no signal propagating over the meter 9/10 signal wire, #2 there is a problem with meters 9/10 themselves. If there IS life, then it’s just a matter of figuring out why there is no signal coming across the meter 9/10 signal wire.
You exercised the meter 9/10 signal source select switch, yes? And refresh my memory: it doesn’t matter if the source is AUX 1-2 or STEREO A, you get nada, correct? I’m asking in order to narrow down the potential source of the problem.
The Tascam PB-32p says it’s half normalled but when I patch, say, #5 to Track 1, no signal is transmitting (via meter on front of MS-16) to Track 5. So far seems to be working. All that said, I do have three Pro Co 48 patch bays that are awesome with switches to select: Open, Full Normal, Half Normal and ParallelAnyway, glad you are enjoying the setup and having some successes along the way.
FWIW if I was doing things your way and using a patchbay, I’d probably have a full-normal bay with direct outs 1~16 normalled to tape inputs 1-16, and full normal so when I’m patching a direct out, say, #5 to track 1 it breaks the normalled connection on the bay from direct out 5 to tape track 5. Just a thought.
I am using a Tascam PB-32p for tape outs as well, so that I can patch those direct into my 16 channel interface/DAW. That also seems to be working well.And you’re not using a patchbay on the tape machine outputs right? Those are just directly connected to M-520 TAPE IN jacks 1~16?
That’s good, I’d prefer full normal for those units, but love that my ProCo PM148s are so easily switchable so I can use top and bottom as needed. Very handy!!Oh yeah I forgot…thanks for the reminder…forgot you had the tape machine outputs going to the console and the interface. Okay.
The PB-32P, if I’m not mistaken, is a full-normal patchbay. It is configurable per jack set to be half normal by soldering jumper wires at strategic points on the jack modules according to the manual. At least that’s my understanding…looking at the manual…have four of the things but I’ve never used them…
I have three ProCo 48sEdit to above post.
How many channels does the M520 have?
I like the Furman because it has,,,,,20 Tascam only 16
Furman is great for having all your inserts on one patch bay.
Tested meter bridge again today, connected plug from 7/8 meters to 9/10 meters. Ran music through 7/8 and 9/10 responded perfectly.So, that’s great news there is nothing wrong with your SOLO/PFL buss routing. So it’s just the 9/10 meter issue. So when you can, connect the signal wire from meters 7/8 to meters 9/10 and see if there is any life in meters 9/10. If no, then we’ve got two issues, #1 it would seem there is no signal propagating over the meter 9/10 signal wire, #2 there is a problem with meters 9/10 themselves. If there IS life, then it’s just a matter of figuring out why there is no signal coming across the meter 9/10 signal wire.