Using AUM with a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
I posted this on the AUM forum but wondered whether anyone here has some experience with this?
TL;DR - I thought I could use AUM as a digital mixer to route audio within the Scarlett interface (take Input 1, route to Output 3 etc) but it appears the Scarlett only routes what MixControl (PC/Mac) app tells it to route...
Hi All, I have a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface connected to my iPad and am trying to use AUM to route the audio internal to the interface because I have some different routing requirements depending on what hardware I want to use (looper, real amp, ampsim etc). I got so excited about this and spent ages drawing my routing diagrams to make best use of the inputs/outputs and this morning sat down to connect it all up.
What I've realised is that the interface will only route what it has been configured to route in the MixControl software (PC/Mac only !!!). For example, if I have a stereo input on Scarlett inputs 5/6 but the last MixControl config saved to the Scarlett was with Inputs 5/6 muted, then nothing I can do in AUM will give me audio from those inputs. Conversely, if MixControl is configured to route Input 5/6 to the Main Outputs 1/2, then I can't stop it doing that in AUM.
Have I missed something fundamental? Is there a way to tell the Scarlett not to hard-code the routings?
I was really, really banking on this working so I could use AUM as a digital mixer for my day to day changing needs - I don't want to have to connect the interface to my PC every time I want to change the routing, I mostly use iPad these days...
If this is all correct, then is there another interface, or mixer that doesn't behave like this ?! At one time I was going to get a SoundCraft Signature 12 MTK mixer, I think this would work better but then it kind of makes AUM redundant surely?
Thank you for any advice!