Ololi, maybe to illustrate this by a "real-life example", why TM FX is so extremely useful and powerful
and why I couldn't live without it anymore
My latest improvements in my personal TM FX setting was, to differentiate audio streams into three categories:
- Sound from OS to AN 1/2 (WDM)
- Sound from MusicBee Audio Player to AN 3/4 (ASIO)
- Sound from Games to AN 5/6 (WDM)
These audio streams appear in TM FX in the middle row (Software Playback Channels) not on the real HW outputs.
By this really "genious concept" you have now the possibility to perform the final routing decision.
My demand was to play a computer game and listen to a Youtube Tutorial about this game where I only needed selective information and to have some nice background music.
With TotalMix FX in submix mode its very easy to get a proper mix, that all three is possible.
You click on the HW output for e.g. your speakers and then move the fader of AN 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 to get the perfect mix, so that you can play the game, listen to the youtube tutorial and getting some nice background music.
For recording I am using my RME setup in the following way, maybe this gives you also some nice ideas and inspirations: https://www.tonstudio-forum.de/blog/ind … -DURec-DE/
EDIT: there are certainly many use cases for routing in the DAW, but then audio has always to be transferred with the known RTL that can be higher or lower depening on your requirements for ASIO buffersizes.
For some applications its really wanted or even needed, that you can perform near-realtime monitoring directly between HW inputs and HW outputs.
Or even a mix of a backing track coming from the DAW and then using near-realtime monitoring capabilities with routing inside of the recording interface with TM FX.
I hope this encourages you to just try a little bit more, I think it's worth it.
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