I have never asked about this before but now I would like an answer or insight if somebody has one?
When setting up a recording Project, I’ve always opted to skip the CR output path because if I use it (by adding my already selected output channels to it) then it becomes combined with my Output section as I play a sound file - which increases the output level overall and creates distortion in my monitors. I realize there is a button to turn OFF the CR at the routing window in my Project, BUT is this (turn off the CR in the Output window when you begin recording the tracks in your Project) what all of you CR users do? OR is there a way to keep both outputs connected and NOT have them co-mingle?
The reason this comes up is of course when I import a track or audio file into my Project, if I have turned off the CR, then I cannot hear the file UNTIL it is imported. Which means (if I want to hear the file) that I then need to open the input/output window and enable the CR outputs. I this what everyone else does or is there a better and easier way? Thank you in advance. (BTW, I already have an external headphone monitoring setup in place with my interface and really don’t need the CR monitoring system.)