SW 4.4 - Routing for multiple outputs, and using them simultaneously?

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    Kārlis Stenders

    Hi Mike, thanks for the message! 

    Systemwide is currently limited to a single stereo output pair only. We have done our best to improve the monitoring experience and introduced quick and easy switching between different profiles and output devices/channels with the new User Presets in 4.4, which has been a huge request from our users for a long time now. 

    Currently, for multiple simultaneous outputs, you will need to take advantage of the Reference plugin instead. We have also introduced an ASIO mode in Systemwide (on Windows), see more information in this article. The new ASIO mode is a test forward for the multi-output goal - we might be able to introduce multiple simultaneous outputs in Systemwide eventually by re-building it from the ground-up it (yet again) for a full ASIO driver.

    There are ways of doing it on macOS too, however, it would be huge project for us would most likely be implemented with Reference 5 (no time frame for that as of yet). 

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    Mike O'Connor

    Hi Kārlis

    The more I tinkered with configuration, the more I leaned toward the likelihood that I was in "feature request" territory.  

    Sorry for misunderstanding the description of the new capability.  Multiple simultaneous outputs is certainly not a high priority for me.  I'll continue using Reference to generate EQ profiles and then mirroring them with EQ on each output device.   

    Sorry for my confusion.  Thanks so much for taking the time to clear it up.

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    Kārlis Stenders (Edited )

    Sure thing, thanks for following up!

    I hope that by 'mirroring EQ on each output device' you mean using the Reference plugin (not reproducing the correction curve with a random EQ plugin). That would be a lot of extra work :DD Unless, of course, we're talking about plugin unsupported situations outside DAW

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    Mike O'Connor

    Yep, this is outside the DAW.  I'm mirroring the profiles in hardware EQ (several Motu 8m interfaces) on Aux mixes that drive various speakers and headphones.  It only takes about 10 minutes to match up a Reference profile.  I can't quite hit the Reference profiles because the Motu only has a 5-band EQ, but I can get pretty darn close.  Having the Reference profile in the first place, that's priceless.

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