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Audiobox USB 96 Mixer Knob Issue

+4 votes
asked Nov 26, 2018 in AudioBox USB by keithslagerman (290 points)
edited Nov 27, 2018 by keithslagerman

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.


2 Answers

+2 votes
answered Feb 14, 2019 by brianbaughn (180 points)
Mine does the same thing. My M-Track Plus had the same kind of knob and did NOT have any crosstalk with the knob turned all the way. I suspect either a subpar potentiometer part or just some sort of bad circuit design.
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answered Mar 26 by nicholasshahinian (160 points)
Its sad that Pre Sonus cant answer this question. I have the same problem. Such bullshit. I need to use a mic for Sonarworks Reference 4 with direct monitoring off and its not possible for god knows what reason.