Today I upgraded from an Echo Mia audio card (around 10 years old) to a Native Instruments Komplete 6 Audio card. The Mia console software provided useful routing options, but the 6 Audio does not have them, so it looks like I will need to route in Cubase Artist.
I have several hardware synths (yes, very old skool) going through a Yamaha 01V digital mixer (also old skool), and then from the 01V to the Audio 6 via SPDIF. I’m using the Audio 6 outputs 1 & 2 for the studio monitors.
How do I get the audio from the SPDIF input of the Audio 6 to outputs 1 & 2 for monitoring. There is no way to route it in the Audio 6 console, like I could do with the Mia.
The solution I have figured out so far in Cubase Artist 6.5:
Create an audio track connected to the stereo 2 input (which is the SPDIF)
Route the audio track to an output bus and set the monitor button to “on”
Is there a way I can create a default routing without have to create an audio track in each project? I would like to always have the SPDIF input of the Audio 6 routed to outputs 1 & 2 for monitoring.
I find it strange that the Mia had such flexible routing but the Audio 6 does not.
Sometimes I like to sit down and just play with the hardware synths and not worry about creating tracks, etc. In the old days I would monitor from the 01V mixer and wouldn’t even need the PC to be powered on. Now that I am also using software synths it makes more sense to do everything in the PC.
It is not stated in the Audio 6 manual whether the S/PDIF input is avaiable as a direct monitor source or not, but it might be worth a try if you haven’t already. If not then you could always make an analog connection from the 01V instead and use the monitor function.
Otherwise, in Cubase you could make a template with the setup you’re describing for easy access.