An overview of what we'll learn in this series, as well as a look at some of the Focusrite audio interfaces which use MixControl.
Learn how to register your Focusrite interface, download and install MixControl software and drivers.
Here, we learn our way around the sections of MixControl software.
The Device Status Section4:31
See how to check and change status of your Focusrite audio interface in this section of MixControl.
The Mixer Pt 17:16
Learn about inputs and input channels in the Mixer.
The Mixer Pt 23:41
Learn how the output channel works in the Mixer.
The Mixer Pt 34:10
See how Mix tabs allow you to create multiple mixes.
The Routing Section8:45
Explore how this section controls output sources and interacts with the mixer.
The Monitor Section8:22
Learn how to use this section to control monitoring levels of various outputs.
Working with Recording Software11:50
See how to use MixControl software with recording applications. Examples used are Live, Reason, Logic and Pro Tools.
Saving & Loading Settings5:10
Learn how to save current MixControl settings, load stored settings as well as other functions.
The heart of Focurite's line of audio interfaces is the MixControl software, and studio guru Todd Tatnall hits the bullseye with an in-depth 11 tutorial series that teaches you everything you need to know to get up and running and recording like a pro!
Beginning with an Introduction and Installation instructions, Todd gets you oriented to the MixControl Sections in general, and then gets specific. Todd starts with the Device Status Section, and then spends the next 3 videos discussing the Mixer Section, its Input and Output channels, and How to Set Up Multiple Mixes.
Next, Todd explores the Routing Section, and How it Interacts with the Mixer. From there, you'll learn how to use the Monitor Section to control Monitoring Levels and Monitor Mixes. Todd now shows you How to Set Up MixControl with various DAWs and Recording Applications, and finally, explains How to Save and Load Settings.
If you just bought a Focusrite interface, or have had one for a while and want to squeeze all that you can from it, watch "Focusrite MixControl Explained" today!
Submitted 2 months ago
Really easy to understand, helpful guide. Loved it
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 2 months ago
mix control software
I've been using mix control since 2012. I'm always learning how to use it in different ways . Groove has been a conduit to that information.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV
Submitted 7 months ago
ich kann nur sagen super super Danke schööööööööön thanks alot GROOVE3
I am a: Student
Submitted 10 months ago
Great Explanations of the Software
Having had problems with the Focusrite software, read the unhelpful manual a number of times and also contacted Tech Support it was great to fund something that explained how to use it to its full capabilities
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer
Submitted 10 months ago
Thank you for a much needed tutorial on MixControl
I own a Scarlett 18i20 and use Reaper as DAW and all hardware synth set-up, so the provided instructions for a bewildering user-interface by Focusrite were in dire need of this great tutorial unlocking the vast versatility of MixControl, setting-up for standalone use, and various headphone/mix routings, made me VERY happy synth nerd to find this and bought it early this a.m. before sufficient coffee even. Thanks so much.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist
Submitted 1 year ago
Perfect Intro to MixControl
I just rented a Scarlett 18i20 to extend the ins on my RME Babyface for a live show. The set is a bit complex as I'm using Maschine as my main DAW, Babyface as my main usb sound card, but will be recording the musicians and myself live into Ableton Live and using the Scarlett 18i20 connected via ADAT lightpipe/toslink. RME's TotalMix is already not very intuitive, so having two software mixers seemed a bit intimidating at first, especially one I'm not familiar with at all, with a show coming up this weekend. But the presenter's style was crystal clear and highly organized. I'm confident that I can now send out separate mixes to my musicians and at the very least get my mix out to the monitors and Front of House speakers. I could still record in the box to Ableton, but feel it might help me to focus (and make life easier on my computer's CPU) if I send it to another computer or just a recorder like a zoom handy. Perfect timing; this tutorial saved the day for me.
I am a: Semi-Pro
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