I recently switched from a different USB audio interface that had a "Direct Monitor" on/off switch and now am using the Audiobox USB 96 that has the input/playback mixer knob.
One of my first observations is that when I have the mixer knob all the way over to the playback side (clockwise), I can still directly hear my instruments plugged into the inputs. It is at a comparatively low level in the mix but it is still present. I would have expected that when the knob is turned all the way to playback, direct monitoring from the inputs would be completely removed from mix on the device.
Is this normal behavior for this device and if it is, would this not affect monitoring in Studio One when trying to carefully monitor tracks with effects etc?
As it stands now, it seem that as long as a source is plugged into the Audiobox USB 96 (analog synth, guitar. mic etc), there is no way to NOT hear it, even with the knob is turned all the way to playback. This can't be correct.