I'm using an UltraLite mk4, and am really struggling with understanding the routing matrix and getting it to quickly do what I expect. Here's a screenshot of what I've got going on.
1. Outputting "To Computer". These channels send audio out of the MOTU to my computer. But, if I want to send multiple inputs to one channel on the computer, I have to use a Mix Group (you can't route more than one input to any output). Ok. But I can't send Mixer channels to outputs, virtual or otherwise? In order to do that I have to use a Group/Aux/Main/Monitor send? Actually, as I work this out for this post, it's all starting to come together for me. It works like a mixer (duh).
But what feels strange is that inputs can bypass the "Mix In". So not all audio goes through the "mixer"? In my setup above, I have Mic 1 going to both "To Computer 1" and "In 1". So, the "To Computer" input sends the audio to my computer (on channel 1), while the "In 1" sends the audio to the mixer in the UltraLite? So, the channel parameters I apply "in the box" on the MOTU mixer (eq, fx, etc . . . what about basic gain for the input?) won't go to the computer unless I send that channel to a Mix Group and then send that Mix Group to the computer?
2. My computer (Windows 10) sees both "In 1-24 (MOTU Pro Audio)" and "In 1-2 (MOTU Pro Audio)". What's the difference?
Thanks in advance. I hope those questions made some sense.