u-phoria umc404hd external effects

  1. #1 by Mike Bulger on 1 Week Ago
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    u-phoria umc404hd external effects

    Hi,
    Is it possible to route through the soundcard to external effects, compressor, reverb etc at the mixing stage. I understand it can be done whilst tracking using the inserts but I would like to create an external effect for use in Cubase when mixing.

    Thanks,
    Mike
  2. #2 by Michael Lapke on 1 Week Ago
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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!

    If I properly understand your question then the answer would be that the UMC404HD's Inserts only affect the input channel section before the signal gets to your DAW, they don't apply to the output section of the interface. So you can color the sounds of the inputs channels as much as you like using the inserts before it gets to your DAW, but after that then you will have to find a more creative way to use external effects for your mix.

    But then again I may be misunderstanding your question completely.

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  3. #3 by Mike Bulger on 1 Week Ago
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    Hi Michael, thanks for the reply.
    You understand my question correctly.
    I have found a way of doing it by running cables from the 3 and 4 outs of the unit into my compressor and back in through 3 and 4 inputs. It works, but with a lot of latency.
    Any ideas on how to solve that issue?
  4. #5 by Michael Lapke on 1 Week Ago
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    Hi Mike,

    So it sounds like you may be monitoring the audio for your playback and recorded signal on your DAW, which is likely causing this delay effect. (like a feedback loop) Have you tried going to the tracks that are being returned into inputs 3/4 recorded and then MUTE them in your DAW to see if that helps?

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  5. #6 by Mike Bulger on 1 Week Ago
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    Hi Michael,
    Yeah, I did think I could be monitoring twice.
    Two points:
    If I mute the track with the send effect on am I not getting only the wet effect?

    If I put the send effect on to an effect bus how would this work because If I mute the track I'm sending to there will be no sound from that track.

    Sorry for my confusion
  6. #7 by Michael Lapke on 6 Days Ago
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    - Mike Bulger wrote View Post
    Hi Michael,
    Yeah, I did think I could be monitoring twice.
    Two points:
    If I mute the track with the send effect on am I not getting only the wet effect?

    If I put the send effect on to an effect bus how would this work because If I mute the track I'm sending to there will be no sound from that track.

    Sorry for my confusion
    No problem.

    What I was actually saying is that it sounds like you have two main pairs of audio happening in your DAW. The first is the stereo audio track that you are feeding to the UMC404HD Output (dry) and the second is the return tracking coming back into your UMC404HD after hitting your outboard gear via inputs 3 and 4 for recording. (wet)

    Of those two signals I was saying you will want to have the "wet" recording signal in your DAW muted so that it doesn't automatically feed your UMC404HD outputs and cause a feedback loop. Hope that makes sense, but if I'm misunderstanding your setup then please clarify for me.

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