I am using the Apollo Twin Solo on an iMac as my audio interface. When recording my vocals I use the Headphone Mix(HP) of the audio interface to hear my vocals as I lay them down against a nice low instrumental mix with just a hint of reverb on the vocals while recording. Reverb isn’t being recorded to track with the vocals, its only to sweeten what I hear as they’re being recorded.
In this scenario, I after I record the vocals I have to step away from the mic to access the software Console of the audio interface to switch to the Monitor Mix (MIX) so I can hear what the vocals sound like sitting in the actual full mix.
Because the Apollo Twin using DSP processing, I have zero latency issues within Cubase. But if I want to do several vocal takes and see the results after recording them in the MIX every time; I have to step away from the mic and do this manual switching thing. Which over time not only takes away from the creative flow; but it becomes extremely counter-productive.
So I want to use the Control Room feature in Cubase to setup a Vocal Cue and use a MIDI controller to switch between the Cue and Monitor Mix instead. I know I may potentially have to deal with latency issues but having the flexibility to punch in/out on the recording and also simultaneously switch between Cue/Monitor would be a worthwhile trade off for me.
I’ve only recently started to experiment with the Control Room setup so I’m fairly new to using it.
Is there a way to do this?
If anyone else has done any type of similar setup I’d really be interested in the steps to do it