Originally Posted by Jax
What's Direct Monitoring?
I hope Presonus isn't asking the same question you are..
IT's a way to monitor directly off the input like a tape machine.
Unlike TDM where you can listen through the program and the TDM plugins..
ASIO Direct Monitoring is only for monitoring the input right to output.
So it will allow you to have your buffer on your machine set high like 1024
and track with out latency (delay).
Now Steinberg did one thing right.. The way they talk to RME's Totalmix software is awesome. When in Direct Monitoring mode you can move your aux sends in Cubase/Neundo and it's controlling the RME mixer. So you don't need to bother with it.
NOW!! The reason that is important to me (every one has different needs)
I could use S1 fine (it's awesome) but I would have to work the RME Totalmix software for each session.. Not a huge pain but one more window I have to keep opening to adjust for headphone mixes.. The biggest pain about that is.. The Totalmix is it's own thing..So it's not storing those phone mixes with the session like Cubase does. I'd have to remember to sore the Totalmix in the Cubase session folder if I need that same tracking session recalled.
It's just stupid... Most DAW's offer Direct Monitoring now besides Pro Tools Le and Studio One of course.
And now that I think of it..since I'm a smart ass myself. IF your question was sarcastic then ignore this...if not check out this RME info. RME Tech Info - Low Latency Background: Monitoring, ZLM and ASIO