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How do I use the ElevenRack through the digital i/o of another audio interface?

To use the ElevenRack for recording and re-amping with another audio interface:

  • Connect both the digital input and output of the ElevenRack to your audio interface. You can use either the SPDIF or AES/EBU inputs and outputs.
  • Press and hold the Edit/Back button on the ElevenRack to get the User Options. (leave the USB connection unplugged at this point. Some User Option Settings are not available with it connected)
  • Go  to Rig Input. If you’re recording from a guitar plugged into the ElevenRack, set this to Guitar, if you’re re-amping a signal from the computer, set it to the Digital L.
  •  Go to Digital Clock/Input. Set the Clock Source to External and the Digital Input to your chosen input/output format, either SPDIF or AES/EBU.
  • Go to Digital Output. If you’d like to record a stereo output from the ElevenRacks effects, set the digital output to Rig Outputs. If you’d like to record a mono effects output and a dry guitar signal, set the digital output to Split In/Out.
  • Tap the Edit/Back Button to exit of the User Options settings.
  • If you’re using ProTools, connect the USB cable at this point. Even if you’re using another interface connecting the USB will allow you to access the ElevenRack window under the Windows menu in ProTools for remote editing of the ElevenRack settings.

To  record a mono effects track and a dry guitar signal for further re-amping in your recording program:

  • Set the Rig Input to guitar and the Digital Output to Split In/Out.
  • Set up two mono audio tracks in your recording host.
  • Set the input of one to SPDIF or AES/EBU Left for the effected input and set the input of the other to SPDIF or AES/EBU Right for the dry guitar signal.
  • Record enable both and mute the right signal so you’ll record the dry guitar, but not hear it.
  • Begin recording.

To re-amp a previously recorded mono:

  • Set the Rig Input to the Digital L and the Digital Output to Rig Outputs.
  • Set up a stereo audio track in your recording host.
  • Set the input of the stereo audio track to SPDIF or AES/EBU Left and Right.
  • Record enable that track in your recording host.
  • Set the output of the track you’d like to re-amp to SPDIF or AES/EBU Left output.
  • Begin Recording.

 

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