So far I’ve not used the control room in Cubase but I am currently wondering how to use this functionality for listening to my main mix output bus versus my output bus to which I sent my reference tracks.
Without the control room, I have always used two Stereo Out output busses:
Stereo Out 2
Both Stereo Busses are routed to the same device ports on my audio interface (Outputs 1 + 2). So whichever bus I listen to, the audio always gets send to the same stereo outputs to which my speakers are connected.
My Mix gets routed to ’ Stereo Out’ on which I do all my mix bus processing (e.g. bus compressor, etc…).
My reference tracks get routed to ’ Stereo Out 2’ on which there is no mix bus processing. And this bus is muted by default.
By soloing one of the reference tracks that get routed to the ’ Stereo Out 2’ bus, I can quickly switch over to listen to my reference tracks (unprocessed). And if I unsolo the reference track, my mix is playing again through the ’ Stereo Out’ bus.
My question is, how can I do this setup with control room ? Quickly switch from an unprocessed reference track to a processed mix ?
If I enable control room, automatically a control room monitor channel seems to be added that I must assign to my audio interface outputs (Output 1 + 2) to hear anything. This also removes the assignment of the audio interface outputs to Stereo Out and Stereo Out 2.
And Apparently, all audio that I route to the ’ Stereo Out’ bus now gets routed to that one control room monitor channel that I created.
I don’t understand what determines that Stereo Out gets routed to the monitor channel. Nor do I understand how I can quickly route my reference tracks bus (Stereo Out 2) to the monitor channel, or perhaps additionally route that bus to the monitor channel.
Any suggestions on how this works and/or how to best do this with control room would be appreciated. And yes I did read the online help, but can’t find how to do this simple setup.