Wavelab 9.5 External Gear Issue

I am trying to use a piece of analog hardware in my master chain. I have it set up to where it works fine when i play the track back. Levels are good, sounds great, all that jazz. The issue is that, when I go to render the track the level meters on the analog hardware are pegged the whole time rendering is happening (much higher than during playback) and the output file is super over-driven and distorted.

I’m using a Universal Audio Apollo Twin Quad MKII interface and my computer runs on Windows 10. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.