I run group outputs to a Dangerous 2-Bus, through outboard and then do AD through a Hedd 192, returning to Nuendo via AES (Input channel named Hardware Rtn). I normally monitor this directly from the HEDD, but am wanting to use my Lavry DA as a monitor controller to handle multiple digital sources.
As far as I can understand, I should be able to do the following in Nuendo:
Setup input channel from AES (Hardware Rtn)
Add Output Channel via SPDIF, assign as Main Mix
In the Studio Tab - SPDIF Out are main speakers. Add monitor source > Inputs > Hardware Rtn
On the Lavry, set input to SPDIF
On the CR mixer, there are now two monitor sources, SPDIF Out and Hardware Rtn, and the tab for multiple sources. I deselect that tab and only select Hardware Rtn. Push play and can see the levels on the CR meter, which are now showing the levels from the Hardware Rtn - which correlate to both the HEDD meter and the Input Channel meter. But have zero output.
If I disable CR, and preview a file in Media Bay, it plays through the SPDIF, as expected. interface also shows SPDIF output. Now, when I re-enable CR, that particular file still plays through SPDIF (interface still shows SPDIF output). If I then preview another file, we go back to silence, though the CR Main levels continue to show signal and the interface shows no SPDIF output. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?