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Basic operation of a 7.1 Setup with SPL SMC 7.1 Audio Interfaces
Old 6th May 2018
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Basic operation of a 7.1 Setup with SPL SMC 7.1

Hi All ... I have never used a monitor controller before and always use a mixer to route signals to various speakers. I have now upgraded my setup and I now have over 8 Monitors ... setup in a 7.1 config. I need some help in understanding this...

1. SPL SMC 7.1 takes 2 x 7.1 DB25 inputs ... So I am giving a DB25 output from my HD Omni that can carry 8 channels of Audio.

2. However, in almost all everyday cases, I will only be using 2 outputs from Pro Tools as we hardly ever work in Surround ... So ... I would be using say an Analog out 1-2 from Pro Tools thats going from the DB25 to a 7.1 input of SMC

3. There is one DB25 output from SMC that will connect to all my speakers ...

The question is ...

How do I seamlessly route the stereo signal to all or any monitor I feel like ... ? Should it happen automatically? eg. if I have just 1-2 going out of Pro Tools ... will it be routed to any channel that I hit automatically? If I press LFE ... will the sound go to LFE, and so on?

Please advise.
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