I normally use a MOTU Ultralight as a soundcard, but since it went in for repairs i bought a backup soundcard.
I bought the focusrite 18i20. Nice soundcard, a bit sparse in terms of DSP (read no DSP), but excellent sound and very good drivers with extreme low latencies possible for a USB device.
Ok, maybe i should spent some more time now with it, but i don’t get the picture with the routing when using SB DIRECT OUT. I use this on the MOTU for connecting extra outputs to an equalizer, minidisk, sampler etc… So each of them has it’s own proper output that can be sent from within the DAW to any of the above mentioned.
The Focusrite is sending signals to everywhere, even so that when i lower the master to zero it is still sending full signal over all outputs. But when i go to the mixersoftware from Focusrite and i disable the connections “many” from the monitors then there is no signal going to any of those outputs.
So the question: can someone explain me what the relation is between DIRECT OUT from CUBASE and how this is affected with the mixer software of the 18i20 ?
Target is to get control over assigning fysical outputs from within CUBASE.
Or… variation of the question: How are you guys, owners of an 18i20 sending specific tracks within the DAW to specific outputs so that you can use the DIRECT OUT as a filter that determines wich signal is being sent to that specific output.
Hope the question is a bit clear.
Thanx in advance,