stuart churchill wrote:KitC,
Thanks for that. You said earlier to put in a wave send in the wave output and 1 asio send (Host ASIO IN 1/2) in the asio input. What's the difference between a wave send and an ASIO send?
The wave send allows host applications using WDM drivers to record audio from wherever the wave send is inserted. For example, you're using the included Wavelab Lite which is a WDM only application. If you are listening to streaming audio, you will see a signal in the Pmix wave strip. By inserting the wave send into that strip, you can now record that audio into wavelab. By inserting that wave send into ANY channel strip, aux insert, or main insert, you will be able to record audio into wavelab or any other host application that uses WDM drivers. You can even insert a wave send into an asio strip and record the audio signal in that strip into wavelab.
By the same token, the asio sends work in the same manner, but they only work with asio-enabled applications such as Cubase, and other hosts that use asio drivers. If you have multiple input strips each assigned with an asio send, those sends will appear in any asio host as an input. That is one of the reasons why I encourage you to experiment with a simplified Patchmix session; it helps you get a feel for the signal flow.
Be aware that there is only ONE wave send. You can only record a stereo track with that send whereas you have up to 16 asio sends. You therefore achieve multitracking by using the asio sends.
stuart churchill wrote:In your screenshot where is the wave 1/2 send going? I assume strips 4 - 7 sends go to ASIO in 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 host. Thanks again for going to so much trouble.
In my screenshot, the wave send is in the wave strip simply because I want to capture streaming audio. Like I said earlier, I can put that send anywhere I want - into an input strip so I can record the line inputs into wavelab, for example. Or I can put the same wave send into an asio output to capture a standalone vst synth; again, like I said earlier, I can insert it anywhere if I want to record that particular audio signal. The same is true for the asio sends. You just have to understand that the wave send only services WDM applications while the asio sends only apply to asio applications.
Think of the sends as patch cords. They are numbered just to give a sense of order to them. You can actually use them in any order you want, but it just makes sense to use them numerically. Cubase will even disregard the asio send numbers, taking the name of the send from the name of the channel strip the send is assigned to.
I hope this makes things clearer for you now.