Is there a straight forward way to direct monitor more than the 8 inputs of the first M816 in a multiple MR rig? I find the SPDIF “work around” suggested by Steinberg impossible to grasp and it loses all but one of the headphone outs in Control Room - which defeats the purpose.
Even if I could direct monitor 16 inputs and keep 3 headphone mixes I would be very happy. Needless to say I was blindsided by this shortcoming when using more than 1 MR . I like lots of other elements of the 816 but this one flaw is a constant headache. (I bought three before recognizing I couldn’t monitor all the inputs as with my RME 800.)
Has anyone found a solution?