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Routing USB steam from MacOS to USB INPUTS on Studiolive 16 III

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asked Dec 5, 2019 in StudioLive Series III by scottlange (190 points)
I have a USB device (Axe FX III Guitar Modeler) connected via USB to my Mac.  It sends 8 USB streams.  How can I route two of those streams to the Studiolive USB inputs.  I would like to use 2 streams from the Axe FX to two Studiolive USB inputs linked for stereo.  Currently, I have two TRS cables coming from my Axe FX to two analog inputs on the Studiolive linked for stereo. I can record the Axe FX as a USB input with Studio One as the Axe FX shows up as in audio interfcace. I just cant figure out how to send that to the Studiolive.

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answered Dec 5, 2019 by wahlerstudios (105,290 points)
USB can not handle two audio interfaces at the same time. USB is not a "network", but a peer-to-peer conncetion. You will have to use either your Axe preamp or the StudioLive mixer as interface. It's not possible to link USB streams, by the way.

It could make sense to use the XLR outputs of the preamp, because TRS cables are automatically changed to "line inputs", which takes the mixer's preamps (Gain) out of the signal chain. And why not add Output 2 as additional stereo source?

I don't know if the AES input might be of interest. The StudioLive mixers can send a stereo signal via AES (output only), which can be Main L/R or any (linked) flex or matrix mix. Usually this would be used for feeding recorded tracks or playbacks.