# Can TotalMix do this?

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### Can TotalMix do this?

I want to know if TotalMix can theoretically do the following -
Right now I can do it by physically patching cables.

I open audio program A and set the outputs to Hammerfall 3+4.
I physically patch Outputs 3+4 of the Hammerfall into its Inputs 1+2
I open Logic and set up recording using Inputs 1+2. I avoid using 3+4 outputs for anything.
I hit record and then make program A the active program and play away, while capturing it all in Logic.

Can I do the same thing virtually in TotalMix without setting up a feedback loop? TotalMix is confusing but powerful so I suspect this is possible. There have been a few times where I have totally killed all sound in TotalMix. I will search YouTubes in the morning.

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### Re: Can TotalMix do this?

I think but will need to check later that you can use the loopback function. That’s pretty much what it was designed for. Not to appear too geeky but somewhere around page 80 in the manual? (I had to look it up recently).

Edit - assuming TotalMix operates in the same way on your Hammerfall as my UFX

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### Re: Can TotalMix do this?

As above, you're describing the loopback function of TotalMix. But I have no experience of the Hammerfall.

If you're finding TotalMix confusing then you maybe haven't grasped the fundamentals. We've been over it a few times here, so worth a search or three.

Basics:
top row = physical inputs
middle row = outputs your DAW sees
bottom row - physical outputs

The bottom row is sub-mixes of the top and middle rows.

If you keep this in mind then TM makes perfect sense, and is actually pretty simple.

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### Re: Can TotalMix do this?

Yes - that much is simple, but then sometimes the ADAT tracks are showing signal on some of the presets. And I think there is a patching page in there somewhere. I believe I’m on the latest version of TM.

Either way I’m off to do my research. I have done loopback before using Soundflower or Audio Hijack. If I can do this internally without buggering up my signal flow then bonus! It will save me the 3 seconds of reaching over to repatch!

Update - Seems the RME website has a number of TotalMix videos on their site. One of them covering loopback -
https://www.rme-audio.com/totalmix-fx.html

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### Re: Can TotalMix do this?

For loopback you just switch it on at the output. The corresponding input gets the signal of the output. That's pretty much it.

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