1. Front Panel and Back Panel Routing
a) Is “Output A” always hard-wired to “Line Output 1L/2R” on the back, “Output B” always to “Line Output 3L/4R”, etc.?
b) Does the front panel also give us the option to route any of Mix 1, Mix 2, and Mix3 to the other physical output on the back, the S/PDIF output? Or is using the Hardware Panel “Output Routing” section the only way to choose which Mix to send out the S/PDIF physical output?
2. UR28M FX Bus
Where does one choose which physical output this bus gets routed to? I can only figure it out using a clunky 2-step process, which I figure must not be the best way to do it: assigning the UR28M FX Bus in Cubase’s “VST Connections > Outputs” window to Mix 1,2, or 3 ( … or to “DAW Out”) , and then use the front panel to in turn route that Mix to a physical output A, B, or C ( … or, if DAW Out was chosen, on to the S/PDIF physical output). That seems convoluted enough to make me think I’m not right!
3.Why can’t I can’t get the Control Room to send a signal to the physical S/PDIF port?
I’ve got the DAW Out chosen in Cubase’s Hardware channel as the “mix” to send to the physical S/PDIF port. If I go to Cubase’s “VST Connections > Outputs” window and send the S/PDIF mix to Device Port DAW Out 1,2 it all works well - signal gets to the external device via S/PDIF.
But, if in the Studio Tab I choose the same device port for S/PDIF out, no signal gets to the S/PDIF-connected external device.
I have a feeling this is as intended, and I’m missing something conceptually …
For that and any of the above questions - I’d be grateful for any help …