Topic: Using "virtual" WDM for non-ASIO software with Fireface UCX II
I'm shopping for a new digital mixer, to replace TC Helicon GoXLR on my Windows 10 workstation, and would appreciate a sanity check if I understand TotalMix options for Fireface UCX II correctly.
To summarize, I need to separate my non-ASIO software into 3 distinct stereo channels, and forward the microphone with EQ and dynamics to the host computer - creating 3 "playback" WDM devices for the former, and 1 "recording" WDM device for the latter. TotalMix would be further used to then manage multiple monitoring mixes sent to, e.g., ADAT out and AES/EBU out.
Does the way I imagine using it, described below, is possible (or recommended, if you find it doable, but silly)?
Connect microphone via XLR on L1in, apply EQ and dynamics in TotalMix.
Set WDM devices to 4.
Enjoy the 1+2 recording device as the mic with DSP effects applied.
Use 3+4, 5+6, and 6+7 playback devices as outputs for non-ASIO software. I don't know if I should or shouldn't touch 1+2 because the mic is there.
Patch the "output" devices into my separate 2 monitoring mixes for ADAT out and AES/EBU out.
Optionally, if this doesn't mess with microphone channel, patch 3rd monitoring mix, "outputs"+microphone, into the front headphones out of the UCX.