Just getting back to Cubase after some years now and I’m setting up a system with Cubase and TotalMix (RME Fireface UFX). I have a hard time finding a good setup for this. There are two alternatives, and both seem to have their shortcomings in a good work flow. I am hoping I’m just overlooking some features that limits my setup.
Using direct monitoring.
Pro: Easy to record and work with vocals. Can monitor with effects in Totalmix.
Cons: Not able to record guitars using GuitarRig 5.
Q: So is there a way to use a hybrid direct monitoring, where a vox channel uses direct monitoring but the guitar channel don’t?
Not using direct monitoring.
Pro: I can record guitar in GuitarRig5.
Cons: Recording vocals where I use RME Totalmix means I will have to manually mute a vox channel when I record to not hear the echo. I found a plugin called Muteomatic which seem to help me automate this.
Q: Is it possible to have a mode with direct monitoring where selected audio channels play back the content on play, but is muted on recording? This would be kind of the tape style monitoring. But in stop/record it would just mute.
Hope anyone have any tips for me setting up my studio again.