1 (edited by dhyanmikael 2013-02-26 00:49:49)

Topic: TotalMix FX: hardware input & software output don't add up correctly

I am using a Babyface with latest drivers and Totalmix FX, the Totalmix FX Version says 0.989. While re-calibrating my monitor setup, I came across a strange thing which I do not understand.

In Totalmix FX, when I am routing 2 signals of the same level to one hardware output, I expect at the hardware output a level increase of 6 dB.

Indeed, when I output two -14 dB signals on 2 different software outputs, and I route those software output channels to one hardware output, I am getting a -8 dB output signal - a 6 dB increase, as expected.

However, when I send a -14 dB hardware input and a -14 dB software output to one hardware output, what I get is a hardware output level of -15,7 dB, instead of the expected - 8 dB.

When I mute one of the routed channels - either the hardware input or the software output channel - then I get full -14 dB at the hardware output, and when I unmute the one channels which was muted, the signal at the hardware output gets DOWN to -15,7 dB.

My Totalmix setup uses no FX, no loopbacks, and faders of all routed channels are set on 0 dB, of course.

Could somebody please explain to me what is going on? Thank you! I couldn't find anything about this effect in the docs.

regards, Mikael

2 DAWs, each C 7/64, W7/64, Dell Prec. T5500 (2 x X5690), 2 x rme HDSPe / Multiface II / Octamic II

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Re: TotalMix FX: hardware input & software output don't add up correctly

As long as you don't send DC - how can these signals be identical, sample accurate and phase aligned, to give you full 6 dB summing gain?

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: TotalMix FX: hardware input & software output don't add up correctly

Hi Matthias,

ah, thank you for this input.  Of course... tested it with white noise and it all adds up fine.

Thank you, I learned something smile

Regards, Mikael

2 DAWs, each C 7/64, W7/64, Dell Prec. T5500 (2 x X5690), 2 x rme HDSPe / Multiface II / Octamic II

Re: TotalMix FX: hardware input & software output don't add up correctly

6.02 dB :-P