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Title: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Audio_Tech_Ziggy on February 12, 2013, 01:57:34 pm
I've search all over for answers and it is still unclear to me so i figure i'd ask! What is an Omni Input or output. Whats the difference between an omni and a regular output or input. When do you use it? Why do you use it? And who uses it?

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Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: alysa on February 13, 2013, 01:51:11 am
Nice surprise about this shorter form. Can you tell us what it is you are talking/writing about?
Has any info. about this shorter form been posted before (and i just missed it)?
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Audio_Tech_Ziggy on February 14, 2013, 08:12:13 pm
I'm sorry alyssa im not exatly sure what the heck your saying hahah.
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Blackfish_ArdRi on February 15, 2013, 12:36:00 pm
are you referring to the omni outputs on Yamaha digital desks? If so they are universally assignable outputs to be used for aux, bus/group and matrix outs as well as insert outs and direct outs. They are "floating" outputs you may assign at will and are a way for the digital desks to interface with the analog world without expansion cards. Or are the Omni's you are speaking of existing on another piece of gear?
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Audio_Tech_Ziggy on February 15, 2013, 01:30:00 pm
that's exactly what was talking about cool! okay. so its like a matrix. I just don't understand what its for..
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Blackfish_ArdRi on February 15, 2013, 02:29:34 pm
it is for whatever you tell it to be for! they are (pardon the poor grammar and bastardization of terminology) a sort of omnipotent/omniscient/omniversal output on the console.
You decide how you want to use them, totally your discretion. As mentioned they can be any of the following:
aux/mix output path
bus/group output path
matrix output path
insert send
direct out
more? memory is failing....:)
Omni Inputs are the same just for inputs....
insert returns
stereo line inputs
fx returns, etc.
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Audio_Tech_Ziggy on February 15, 2013, 09:24:39 pm
Ahhh that's awesome! Wow thats so cool I never realized that, hmm, thanks so much for the help!
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Blackfish_ArdRi on February 15, 2013, 09:46:25 pm
of course brotha! glad it was something I could help with.  ;)
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Jerome Malsack on March 21, 2013, 12:27:02 pm
M-Audio also sold an Omni I/O.   for use with a delta 66 and delta 44 recording cards.  It can be used with the Quattro USB also. 

This is the microphone preamp and routing for the Card. 
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: Jim Williams on June 26, 2013, 11:33:20 am
It's marketing jargon. Like what the meaning of the word "is" is.
Title: Re: OMNI I/O: Whats is it and What's the Difference?
Post by: simonaannie on March 06, 2014, 09:38:49 pm
that's exactly what was talking about awesome!

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