I’m struggling with my MR816 outputs. I’ve always mixed on pro tools, but I was thinking the MR816 would work also with other interfaces than Cubase. Does it? I can only get output on one channel at one time. The Yamaha Steinberg FW driver lets me choose one set of speakers and that’s it. Whatever setup I choose is the one I’ll need to stick to when in a session and no switching. Please tell me I’m wrong! Why have lots of outputs digital and analog if we’re not allowed to use them?
Okay, sorry, I’ll take this a little more slowly:
what I need is the ability to switch rapidly between different monitors. I have a pair of Genelecs with digital ins and I’m mixing on these. But I’d also like to use my single Avantone mix cube to check things in mono as well as a couple of grotbox speakers that I really like. If I were planning a multi-out audio interface, then surely I would include a possibility to switch between different monitoring setups either from my whatever recording software a client is using or straight from a controlling software connected to the interface - like the MR editor, in this case. Preferably switching should be made as easy as hitting a key combination or something - we all sometime need to compare stuff on the fly, as it were. Well if such options are available then they do escape me! In fact, I’m finding I can’t switch auditioning channels at all without exiting the recording software first. What a gruesome waste! Leaves me with the option to either get a new interface with more functional I/O behavior, or getting something like the TC Electronics BMC-2 to use the digital output as my one source for the various monitors I use. What a drag! When all that nice I/O is in there and the volume knobs are nice and all …!?
Okay, so please someone tell me that it’s my fault, that I’m being stupid and that the solution is actually very simple. (This is one of those moments when it would be very easy to accept that I’m being dumb! — a pleasure, really!)