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Can Digital Return 3/4 be recorded using the Digital Send?

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asked Feb 19, 2017 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by christopherhardwick (160 points)

Can Digital Return 3/4 on the StudioLive AR8 mixer be recorded using Digital Send 5/6 (or 11/12 on the AR12 or 15/16 on the AR16)? The owner's manual would imply it can: 

The Digital Return button routes playback streams 3 and 4 from your audio software to this channel. When engaged, the analog source will be bypassed; however, the signal will still be routed to the digital send so that it can be recorded or processed by a plug-in. 

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However, if I'm reading the block diagram in the owner's manual correctly, the Digital Send occurs before the Digital Return making this impossible.

If someone could please clarify if it is possible to record Digital Send 3/4 on Digital Send 5/6 on the StudioLive AR8 and explain how to do it if it is I would appreciate it. I am using Windows 10 and Capture 2 for recording. Thanks.

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answered Apr 10, 2017 by wesley (5,600 points)
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None of the Digital Returns can be recording on the USB channel sends, but these returns are a part of the Main Mix, so if you do need to record them you can do by using the Main Left/Right USB sends.