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Hello, 

I'm very new to Cakewalk & the DAW world, but I'm having a ton of fun learning...  I hope I get the terminology and explanations correct as I describe my setup and what I'm experiencing below.  I'm still a little unclear on some of the 'mechanics' of things.

Setup:
Win 10 laptop (realtek audio) with the latest ASIO driver installed
Behringer X32 Rack

I'm using an X32 as the audio interface using ASIO drivers into my laptop via the X-USB interface.  With the help of the formus, I have the inputs configured in CW to the ASIO channels (bizarre naming btw), and I can get signal from the mics and can record.

If I'm understanding the mecahnics of it correctly, CW is essentially taking what is coming IN from the X32 so the individual channel gains would be set FROM the X32 and not done in CW anywhere?  

I'm also struggling with what the what the configuration of the channel outputs should be set to, and how to get the sound to playback.  If I'm using the ASIO I/O, is there a way to playback through the laptop (soundcard)?  Or does the playback get routed back through the X32 and I should be monitoring it there?

Thanks for any guidance/suggestions.

Warren

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You seem to have the basics understood. I have an X32 producer and use it with many DAWs successfully. 

First, you do have to set the gain on the X32 to get the desired level. The X32 will convert the analog signal to a digital version that it then sends out the USB into your computer.  This is how you record. 

In your DAW, Cakewalk, you assign all the tracks to a bus, usually called Master but could be anything. Then the output of the bus should be routed to your X32 outputs. Usually outs 1-2 but you could route them to other outputs if desired. ASIO only allow one interface to be used at a time so you would not be able to monitor through your laptop's soundcard. You would need to use the X32 to monitor. In addition, the X32 is going to be way better then your built in sound card.  Many people disable their onboard sound card so there are no conflicts as well but this isn't always necessary.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you reginaldStjohn!

By setting the Master output to the X-USB ASIO Driver Out 1 (which I assume is 1 and 2 based on the input naming) and then on the X32 setting the Aux In Remap to Card 1-2, I am now able to monitor and hear the playback through channels 17 & 18!  Making progress... now I just need to dig into the routing to see where/how this is routed to 17 & 18...  the learning continues and never stops. 

Thanks agian for the assitance!

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