This configuration is useful for people who wish to use iD22 as a tool for voice-over, but wish to have a client/producer listening in via something like Skype.
- Artist can record their Voice-Over work to their DAW without the audio from Skype interfering/causing feedback etc.
- Artist can choose to listen to a combination of the client, DAW and themselves with full control over the balance of each of these elements
- Artist can mute their mic at any time using the hardware function keys
- Artist can switch between listening with speakers and headphones with hardware function keys
- Client/Producer can listen live as well as receive a feed from the DAW to review takes.
Skype automatically selects the first input when it's gets its audio from a sound card, this is fine normally, but if you want to be able to have a client listen to the previous takes or a processed version of the takes then you need to somehow get all of that signal coming into input 1. The best way to do this is to create an audio loop, sending all the elements that you want to send to the client out of one of the outputs and into channel 1.
- Plug your mic into channel 2 (The mic input in your DAW will be input 2, turn off input monitoring in the DAW so you don't get your live voice coming out of the DAW)
- Connect a TRS (Balanced) jack between output 3 and RET 1
- Set the input and output of Skype to Audient iD22
- Set the master output of your DAW to mono output 3
iD22 mixer Setup:
- In the system panel
- Set mic 2 as the talkback input
- Set the Dim trim to 0 (this stops attenuation when talkback is engaged)
- Set Main Output to Main Mix
- Click the Stereo button on Outputs 3+4 to split it into two mono outputs then set Output 3 to Cue A.
- Set Headphone Output to Alt Mix so that you can swap between monitors and headphones by engaging the ALT button (Note if you want more control over the balance of your own mic, Client on Skype, and DAW in headphones then send these to Cue B and set the Headphone out to Cue B)
- In the mixer
- Split DAW 3+4 into two mono channel strips (pan everything centrally), DAW 3 will be used as the channel that your DAW comes into the mixer on
- Set Cue A master volume to full then send Channel 2 (Talkback/Mic) and DAW 3 to Cue A. NOTE This is the audio that will go into Skype so use the Cue A Master Solo to listen to the balance between your live voice and the DAW and adjust the Cue A send on each channel to taste.
- Mute Input 1 as you probably don't want to hear the slightly delayed copy of your own voice and the DAW return
- Turn up DAW 1+2 on iD22 faders and make sure that it isn't being sent to the Cue - This is the return from Skype which allows you to hear the callers voice.
- Turn up DAW 3 so you can hear the return from the DAW in your speakers and headphones
- Set one of the function keys to Talkback (right click on the TB icon in the Master Section) and leave it on to allow microphone signal through to the client)
You can download the iD22 mixer configuration shown in the images above. Download it and save it somewhere safe, then in the system panel of the mixer software press "Load" then "From File" and select the downloaded file. Alternatively, the preset can be placed in:
~/Library/Application Support/Audient/iD/presets (Mac)
(C:) > Users > [yourusername] > AppData > Roaming > Audient > iD22 > Presets (Windows)
After placing the preset within this file the preset will be available in the load menu without having to load from file.