We have added two ART-S8 active splitters to our list of gear for recording. This Isolates us from the rest of the PA system totally. With a direct out that goes to the FOH, and another out that leads to our DAW recording gear there is no possible way for anything we do to effect the House Sound system.
The ART S8 can be used to split eight balanced low impedance microphone signals into sixteen balanced low impedance microphone signals (eight pairs).
Each channel of the S8 provides one direct output and one transformer isolated output from a single microphone. Applications include sending the direct outputs to the main or Front-of-House mixer, and the second isolated outputs being sent to a monitor or recording mixer. The direct outputs pass phantom power from the main mixer to the microphones for use with condenser microphones.
The S8 includes a ground-lift switch on each isolated output to reduce noise due to ground loops between connected equipment. For versatility the S8 also features an attenuator pad switch on each input that can be used to connect preamplified signals to the two microphone-level outputs on each channel. Typical preamplified signals would originate from instrument preamplifiers, mixers, keyboards, et cetera.
* Ideal solution for splitting microphone sources to feed multiple mixing consoles
* Fully transformer isolated
* Passes phantom power from main mixer
* Individual ground lift on each channel
* Individual pad switch on each channel
As we continue to grow we will continue to add gear so that we remain the best source for Live Recording.