07-02-2002, 12:21 PM
i have been working with digital audio for about 7 years now. i have been doing all my recording directly into a computer, mixing, and rendering all with software. i am trying to make a move into realtime mixing. here is what i have, (3) alesis adat xt20s, mackie 32 8 with mix automation, two effects processors cabable of receiving midi program change messages, and a jl cooper data sync box. what i am wondering is, can i use a sequencing software like cakewalk to control my whole system. that means, mix automation and effect parameter/program changes? the automation unit i have came with its own software, but i am wondering if it would be better to use something else, like cakewalk or something. any suggestions on how to set this up?