ah HA... I get it now. control+click in the OUTPUT row on AN1 or AN2 to select that stereo pair. THEN click on both the AN1 and AN2 buttons to "record enable" them. this will route the audio from input 1 & 2 (Peak) to output 1 & 2 Maschine. this works now.
1) thanks for pointing me in this direction, tho you could have just told me what to do and I would have saved an hour... now that would really be customer service! [wry grin]
2) like many other parts of the old and new versions of the FF800 manual it feels as if it was written by the person who designed the software and knows it inside and out, NOT by someone who thinks like USER! FWIW there is a way to write manuals so that they truly explain complex features in a way that makes the product actually accessible to a user. FYI I am a software developer who funded and owned a well known and successful MIDI music software company for 12 years. I know what I'm talking about
regardless, thanks for the help and I love the product.
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