USB streaming from DAW, changing default channels

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  • #80821
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    Hi, I’ve been lurking on this great forum during an install of 2 new Qu-16s I am setting up. I’ve already found a lot of answers here so thanks!

    On to my question.

    Basically, I want to get playback from my DAW (Reaper) as a stereo stream, and I want it to come in on USB channels 1/2 (since that’s what the iMac system audio and Reaper outputs default to). However, I don’t want the DAW audio coming up on channels 1/2 on the faders, I’d prefer channels 15/16 so that the operator has local inputs 1-14 matching up with the numbering of the physical patchbay in the studio side.
    The problem is I can’t figure out if there is a way to soft patch USB 1/2 to appear on faders 15/16. I can either get the default stereo output coming in on channels 1/2, or I set up USB 15/16 as an additional hardware output in Reaper every session. But I can’t work out how to just tell ch15/16 to take the USB ch1/2 audio. Am I missing something or this a limitation I’m hitting?

    I think if there’s no quick way of reassigning the USB streaming I might experiment with restricting users to a custom layer only, where faders 15/16 are actually ch1/2 (this will work, right?).

    Thanks for any tips you may have!

    #80842
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    Working with Reaper
    You need to get into the matrix of Reaper to assign either the whole of all audio tracks coming back into the QU16 respectful to tracks 1-16 OR
    Turn those off and assign the master track of Reaper to come back into either 15/16 ST1 or ST2
    Thats the equivalent of mixing ITB [in the box]
    You can still control faders etc from the QU16.
    Hope this helps

    #80843
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    I can either get the default stereo output coming in on channels 1/2, or I set up USB 15/16 as an additional hardware output in Reaper every session

    Yep but the main problem is I don’t want to have to assign the master to 15/16 every time a session is started. Am just aiming for as simple as possible for the operator (not me, will be used for voiceover recording by people with varying skill levels/competence). I suppose I could set up a Reaper template that opens with this master routing in place 🤔 Am pretty sure you can tell Reaper to open with a particular template on startup.
    Hmm I’m thinking a custom fader set for the DIY operator is the way to go, with a higher user access login for more advanced users…

    Thanks for the reply!

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