Question concerning Output Busses.
I have a hybrid setup like the following:
Many tracks (both analog and midi/instrument sound libraries) that are then routed to 28 stereo Master Groups.
Then, 28 stereo Master Groups routed to 28 stereo Output Busses that are connected to 56 DA converters (Burl MS) that then go to 28 stereo summing amp inputs.
Output of summing amp goes to a Neve MBP, outboard EQ, and then back to a stereo AD converter that is then read by the Cubase Input Buss and goes to a stereo channel where I apply the final mastering plugs and Dithering before being routed to a Stereo output for final DA conversion and then speakers for listening to the final master chain mixdown. Everything works and sounds awesome and I like being able to see the meters on the Output Busses (and input Buss coming back) so that I can verify at a glance the workflow. I can quickly verify by looking at the summing amp and MBP and EQ that the summing amp is receiving signal as well.
The problem is that when I Export the Mixdown (using Locators and the usual Export settings) I no longer see any input on the summing amp or subsequent MBP and EQ.
However, I still see the that the Output Buss meters show signal.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to get the Output Busses to send their respective signals out of Cubase 11 and into the 56 DA converters?
Thank you in advance for any help or ideas.
NOTE: I have run the suggested setup that Ralphie outlined years back (use Fx External sends as plugins on the master groups instead of routing them to Output Busses).
This works awesome and I have had no issues Exporting Mixdowns whatsoever - but for some reason going to Cubase 11 started losing audio connections on the 56 Fx External sends quite regularly and reconnecting them by hand got to the point where I decided to try checking out using Output Busses since I can save the Output Busses settings as a preset.