I recently switched from my Creative X-Fi soundcard to the MR816X. I am very happy with the hardware, except for one thing. With my Creative card (which I still have installed), when I need to mixdown VST played from MIDI tracks to individual audio tracks, all I had to do was go into “VST Connections” and change the input bus from my auxillary inputs to the “Mix L &R” inputs. However, with the MR816X there is no option other than the Analog 1-8 channels (and the corresponding digital channels). How do I choose a “what-you hear” option so I can solo my MIDI track and mix down to audio without having to do an export audio, which would be several extra steps, and would become nerve-wracking when repeated for many tracks.
I use many instruments loaded into Kontakt, each assigned to a separate MIDI channel, so freezing the VST will not work. I need to be able to solo a MIDI track and record it down to an audio track. Without exporting. It’s easily done with Creative. Is there some simple routing option I’m missing here?
Software: Windows 7 Home (64 bit), Cubase 6.0.5 (64 bit), Kontakt 5, Various libraries made for Kontakt
Hardware: AMD Athalon XII 250 3 Ghz CPU, 16GB Memory, Steinberg/Yamaha MR816X