Just upgraded from T1 to T4S for additional channels and hoping audio driver is supported by IPAD. Additional channels: Seems no channel added coz 5/6 is not a dedicated one. It has to be routed to any of the 1,2,3,4 channels in order to be controlled, and worse, you need two channels to make it stereo.
You're right. Bose engineered the T4S ToneMatch mixer to have four full-function channels and two Auxiliary inputs. The Aux inputs 5/6 are routed directly to the Main Output. You can use the Pan and Level adjustments accessible through the PAN/AUX menu. There are no changes to routing, or signal processing available.
If you stereo is not critical, you can set your iPad to Mono
How to enable mono audio for accessibility on iPhone and iPad
USB from PC can only be routed to main, aux, channels 3 and 4. We are losing channels again if we use 3 and 4 for stereo set up, while aux and main is ridiculous coz aux has no dedicated controller (volume knob) while main should be constant.
The Aux inputs are useful for sources that have their own volume and signal processing (e.g. EQ or effects). They are similar to an effects return channel on other mixers. Use the Master Volume to raise and lower the volume of the Aux inputs in sync with the other channels. To change the volume of the Aux inputs relative to the other inputs you can use the AUX/PAN Level (soft menu), or on the source device.
With T1, USB from PC (in my case IPAD PRO) is routed to 4/5 channels and I can still add another IPAD using bluetooth receiver to the analog inputs of 4/5. In short, T1 channel 4/5 can control two sources and with dedicated volume control and channel processing while T4 is only adding a stereo output but losing input channels technically. Hope somebody can correct me if I am wrong with my observation.
Yes, you are observing all of this correctly. To replicate what you were doing with the T1 (overlapping two mono signals on a full-function channel, you can
- Set the iPad outputs to mono
- Connect one iPad through USB and route that to channel 4
- Connect the other iPad through the analog input for channel 4
You still have channels 1, 2, 3 available for other sources with full processing. You'll also have Aux inputs 5/6 for something else.
Yes, if you want to run stereo, you'll need to use two channels (3 and 4).
I'm sorry I don't have better news for you.
AUDIO DRIVER. My DJ app in IPAD still can not map out T4 mixer just like T1. Wondering why other digital mixer like behringer, presonus, yamaha (any mixer with usb) can be detected and configured/mapped. Hope there is updated so the audio driver will behave like that of mentioned mixers.
I'll ask the Forum Administrate to spin this off to a new discussion.
Reference: T4S Aux Inputs