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Routing Programs to the Individual Analog Outputs (K2500 with KDFX)


I have KDFX installed. How can I get programs routed to the individual outputs?


Lets take a moment to talk about the audio outs. You will see there are ten 1/4" unbalanced TS outputs. These are configured as pairs labeled Mix, A, B, C, & D. It is important to understand that even though there are ten jacks, there are only 8 routable outs. All audio signals come out of the Mix pair, until you physically plug a cable into a separate out. At that point, any signal routed to that out is removed from the Mix and comes out of that particular out (this behaves much like a normalized patch bay). So if you plug cables into all of the separate outs, there will be no signal coming from the Mix outs.

You begin routing the individual Outputs in one of three places:

  1. You can do it on a per layer basis in a program on the OUTPUT page in the Program editor.
  2. You can do it on a per zone basis in a Setup on the CH/PRG page in the Setup editor.
  3. You can do it on a per MIDI channel basis using the OutPair override parameter on the MIDI Channels page (this option overrides the above 2 parameters).

Once you add KDFX, there is a new level of output routing added. When you assign a sound to output A, B, C, or D, it DOES NOT mean that the signal goes to those physical outputs. Instead it means that the sound is sent to the A, B, C, or D inputs of the current KDFX studio.  At that point, the signal is routed to the FX1, 2, 3, or 4 FX Buses, and from there to the physical output jacks. You choose which physical output the signal will be sent to on the Output page of the Studio editor (for the current studio).

If you are using one of the preset Studios, ALL of our Studios have all four FX buses sent to the A Outputs. If you wanted to use all four of the stereo pairs, you might try editing the Output page in the Studio editor as follows:

Out A: FXBus1
Out B: FXBus2
Out C: FXBus3
Out D: FXBus4

In this manner, signals assigned to KDFX-A thru D would be routed into the current Studio, pass through any effect(s) currently assigned on each respective FX bus and then appear out the corresponding physical output on the back panel.

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