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“So, do you think running out from the REC OUT is feasible, or is the way you described above still the better choice?”
Do NOT use the record-outs to return anything to the mixer, you could get direct feedback on the bus, which will likely cause equipment damage. You don’t need to anyway … the Inserts are all unbalanced, so you’ll be fine.
“I intend to use it not just for talk, but also an ample amount of music – I’ve got a Tascam DP-1 digital recording workstation (not for the air-chain) intended to provide a source of good recordings of the local artist.”
The Aphex only has two channels. With the INSERT method, one channel is already in use for your voice mic, so there is no way to playback music in stereo at the same time … Think about it … you only have one other channel available, so your music playback would have to have input be mono.
I’ll have to study your mixer’s oddball AUX sends and returns some more, but right now I don’t see a way to use the Aphex with your mixer to do your voice and play back stereo music at the same time. I don’t think your mixer has adequate routing for that. Even if you could, you’d likely have to change the Aphex every time you go from voice to recorded music because they’re bound to need different settings, at least on one channel, plus be switched.