1 (edited by ploe 2021-03-04 15:01:32)

Topic: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

I am trying to use the Phones 3/4 as CV signals for synthesizers.
I have turned down the volume faders on 3/4 in totalmix so that I should not hear them.
Yet the sounds seems to come through on Output 1/2 whatever I seem to do.

I am sure there is something in the routing of totalmix that I do not understand.

Can someone help me?

Here is a screenshot of AN 1/2

https://i.ibb.co/9ZYWB4r/Screen-Shot-2021-03-04-at-9-56-36-PM.png

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

And here is PH 3/4.   Everything on PH3/4 is turned down... why do I hear the signal on AN1/2?

https://i.ibb.co/QJhtj27/Screen-Shot-2021-03-04-at-9-56-44-PM.png

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

You probably turned down software playback AN1/2 only in the PH 3/4 submix.
Click on the AN 1/2 hardware output and turn down software playback AN 1/2 there.

Generally speaking: try to familiarize yourself with the concept of individual submixes on every hardware output. Once you get your head around it, you will see how powerful TotalMixFX actually is. smile

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

Sounds like the signal is also being sent to the master stereo output in your DAW.

5 (edited by waedi 2021-03-04 22:55:28)

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

This is copy out one of Ramses Blog, I hope he is OK with that.

here different collections of TotalMix FX Videos from RME.

1. New series of TotalMix FX for Beginners Series from Adrian Lehman (RME) 2018-2019 (EN)

Zum Aktivieren der deutschen Untertitel die Taste 'c' drücken oder in der Youtube Statusleiste rechts den ersten Button für 'Untertitel' klicken:

Routing and Layout Basics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkxzYlBiScA
Customizing the Channel Layout - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtaMK97QdnQ
Snapshots and Workspaces - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfGFVU2V1A
Vocal Recording with RME Audio Interfaces - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuehoWIhsUc
RME Audio DIGICheck - Test, Measurement and Analysis Tool - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GR4nmvejfo
Using RME Audio DIGICheck on Mac Computers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv63-XEVTZs
Monitor Mix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0zvVQrUt6w
Headphone Mix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2J5ratBCGQ
Trim Gains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm4gLYNchDo
Recording FX - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY4pjSJFeUA
Mono Stereo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuXcu6iPcOI
Adding FX - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNGP9hznW-o
Free vs. Submix Mode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmImQyNZErk
Channel Groups - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHQxdZT800A

M1-BigSur, Babyface (soundstudio-to-go), started with PST8, Multiface I, Multiface II, PCIeMadi

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

mark.cull wrote:

Sounds like the signal is also being sent to the master stereo output in your DAW.

You are right. The problem is that Bitwig is outputting the signal to mains.

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

No software, no DAW, no any other tool can directly send audio to RME hardware outputs. Read my last reply! You need to turn down software playback AN 1/2 for the submix of hardware output AN 1/2.

8 (edited by icchan 2021-03-06 07:32:49)

Re: Output 3/4 comes through to Output 1/2 even though volume turned down?

lightbox's right, every single physical output (bottom row) in TotalMix has it's separate mix, that's a sum of all the hardware inputs (mics, line ins.. the top row) and all the software outputs (middle row) that you want it to be. Nothing can directly send anything to any hardware output, it all goes through the sub-mixes.

This means that even if you have a ASIO software sending it's output to "Out 1/2" it doesn't actually go directly to the physical output 1/2, it goes to the middle row of faders to the channel "1/2". Then when you've set all our signal to the software outputs you want, THEN you create a mix to your desired physical output by clicking the hardware output channel on TotalMix to choose it, and then using the faders on the middle and top row to choose what signals you want to mix into that physical output. EACH output has it's separate mix.

It's really, really powerful. You just need to understand how it works. smile