In order to keep this simple, let’s say I have one instance of a MIDI instr. The instr trk feeds the master bus. I take that audio physically out of my soundcard and back in, running the audio through a preamp. When I play the transport, I see the audio at Cubase’s input trk. If I create an audio trk, arm it, and put the transport in record, the audio goes to that audio trk, and I now have a new track of audio. However, if I do an export audio mixdown (in realtime), the audio does not follow the signal path I have created - ie, it does not go: soundcard out > preamp > soundcard in > Cubase’s input trk. Sure I have a new audio track, but not one created through that signal path. This is evidenced by muting Cubase’s input trk prior to performng the export audio mixdown - I still wind up with audio on my newly created audio trk. If the signal was going through that signal path, and coming in thorugh Cubase’s input trk, the audio file would be blank when muting Cubase’s input trk, but it isn’t. I have tried external instr., but to no avail.
If I have to do it the original way, it’s not the end of the world, but I was hoping that there might be some way to do this while actually performng an export audio mixdown. Is there?
Thanks in advance.