SPDIF Hardware I/O in Logic with Focusrite Saffire Pro 10
#987841 - 16/05/12 04:19 PM
I have a Lexicon MX200 reverb connected to my mixer, but it's been little-used since
recent projects have meant mainly mixing "in the box". As it, and my interface (Focusrite
Saffire Pro 10) both have digital SPDIF I/O I bought a couple of leads to connect it up
and try and use it as a bus effect in Logic (Logic Express 9).
I have the
Saffire output going into the Lexicon input and the Lexicon output going back in to the
Saffire input - all SPDIF. There seems to be all sorts of convoluted ways of getting
digital sends/returns into Logic, but what I've done is this:
- On one of my
audio tracks, create a new send, say Bus 5, which creates an "Aux 5" track - In Aux 5
I have a Utility->I/O->Stereo plugin, with the Output set to 9-10 (SPDIF) and the
Input set to 9-10 (SPDIF) - Bus 5 input is set to "Send 5" and its output is the main
stereo out (outputs 1-2 of the Saffire)
I thought this would let me send any of
the tracks to the Lexicon by adjusting the level of the Bus 5 send. What seems to be
happening is that all audio is sent into the Lexicon regardless of what Bus 5 Sends are
set (even iTunes now comes out reverbed).
Re: SPDIF Hardware I/O in Logic with Focusrite Saffire Pro 10
#987847 - 16/05/12 05:07 PM
System audio is set to the interface (when it's powered up, otherwise internal speakers) -
this comes out on outputs 1-2 which are physically routed out to a hardware mixer &
powered monitors. What happens now is that everything that normally comes out of analog
outputs 1-2 (main Logic mix but also system audio such as iTunes) are sent to the Lexicon
and are "reverbed".
I thought it might be something to do with the interface's
control panel, which I've always found to be rather unclear... can't see anything
obviously wrong there though.