I want to have two studios in cubases control room.
One Studio is ment to feed headphone#1, the other one drives a AV receiver with HiFi speakers as secondary speakers and/or headphone#2. I dont have a vocal booth. I have two mics. Mic#1 is fixed @ a stand behind my studio chair where hp#1 usually is placed, another mic#2 at the desk, where hp#2 usually is at hand.
Hp#1 is mainly used for vocal recording at mic#1. Hp#2 is either used for main mix or vocal recording of mic#2.
A mind print AN/DI PRO is a 2ch AD, with both ch individually switchable between Mic preamp and line. The mics go into the andi, as does a outboard sound module (line). I either record a mic or line. The andi feeds the spdif in of a hdsp digiface @ pc#1, connected via adat/spdif to another hdsp digiface @ pc#2. Spdif out @ hdsp#2 drive a DAC, then the main speakers. The phones out of the hdsp#1 feed the AV, phones out of hdsp#2 drive hp#1.
I want to be able to send either main mix, studio1 mix or studio2 mix to any speaker pair/phones. The studio mixes in cubase must not include the record signal! I want dedicated monitor bus in cubase, which I can send to either AV (when using the hp#2, NOT the speakers), and/or to the hp#1. I want to decide on the fly wether I want to monitor directly (andi spdif in to out, without latency), or via cubase, with latency. Also in both cases I want to be able to include a reverb tail in the monitoring path.
So, I don’t want to use cubases monitoring system, but my own manual system.
Direct monitoring on/off is achieved by using totalmix, simply routing spdif in to the appropriate out, or mute the spdif ins. In cubase, I need a monitor bus, which I feed with appropriate signals within cubase. The monitor bus is associated with the hdsp spdif out, so both monitor Inputs, the direct and the cubase bus are under above each other in total mix, for convenience (easily mix/mute the appropriate signal)
In cubase I need to have a way to mix appropriate signals to its monitor bus.
For mic1, I setup a mono audio track, monitor always on, solo safe, receiving from andi pro left, routed to a dummy mono bus mic1M (without hardware out), and a send to another dummy stereo bus mic1fxM. I setup a mono audio track, monitor always on, solo safe, receiving from mic1M, routed to the stereo monitor bus RecM, associated to spdif out. A third audio track, stereo, monitor always on, solo safe, receives from mic1fxM, and outs to RecM.
The same applies for mic2 (andi pro right), and the same applies to line (andi pro left/right), with a stereo config, when recording the outboard.
Then I can hide these first 9 audio tracks (don’t have to bother with them anymore), and mute each of the dummy busses. By unmuting the appropriate dummy bus(es), I have the desired signal for monitoring. Either mic1M with/without mic1fxM, or mic1fxM only (for mixing it with the direct signal in totalmix).
Thus, I configure the monitor signal in cubase easily by simply (un)muting desired busses, mix this monitor bus with the direct signal in total mix and route the monitor mix to the appropriate phones…
Can this be made even easier? (without additional purchases )