Topic: Using hardware inserts (send/return) with ProTools and TotalMix FX
Hi. Can someone please outline the steps for using external hardware inserts in TotalMix FX when using Pro Tools PT12. I just don't get it. I want to be able add an insert send return into my PT channel, and ONLY hear the send return signal from the external processor when I'm soloing that channel (and when I'm playing it in the mix for that matter). I can't figure out what settings should be in TotalMix to accomplish this.
In PT with a Digi002 etc, you just add the insert channel and it stops all signal unless you have external gear hooked up. Like on a mixer insert. This is not the case with RME TotalMix.... I can get it to behave this way only if I listen from the hardware input. I just want to be able to hear the effected track as I'm running the mix. Then I can print and fix any delay later.
I promise I have searched every post online for the answer. And I've watched all the videos on YouTube. There are two issues: 1) I'm obviously too dumb for TotalMix 2) Most information online and on YouTube (especially the info from RME) focuses exclusively on TotalMix in isolation from a DAW. But it's the interaction with the DAW that is most confusing for me. How do you integrate the two?
Please help! I need to start mixing some stuff right away.