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Routing Programs to the Individual Analog Outputs (K2661)

Question:

How do I route programs/tracks to the different analog outputs?

Answer:

Lets take a moment to talk about the audio outs. You will find that there are six balanced, 1/4" connectors (TRS), configured as three pairs labeled Mix, A & B. It is important to understand that even though there are six jacks, there are only 4 independently routable outs. In the K2661, the Mix Outs ALWAYS carry a combined signal of everything sent to the A and B output jacks. Unlike the K2000 and K2500, the separate outs can't be used as inserts.

You begin routing the 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).

When you assign a sound to output A, B, C or D via these methods, it DOES NOT mean that the signal goes to that physical outputs. Instead it means that it 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 by default.

If you wanted to use both 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: Off
Out D: Off

In this manner, signals assigned to KDFX-A and B 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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