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Why can't I get AR12 USB return via channels 1-2 through Capture?

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asked Jan 6, 2020 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by trevorhanson (1,190 points)
I'm confused about the basic setup of AR12 and Capture, which I'm trying to get going in the simplest possible configuration.

I can successfully record AR12 tracks with Capture. When I playback via digital return, I can only hear a return mix on my AR12 headphones via USB 3/4, if I set channels 11/12 to use USB 3/4; but I can't get anything on USB 1/2 on the Super Channel. Presumably I should be able to get something on the Super Channel with the USB return selected.

I also don't see any way to configure the playback in Capture, and what it sends to each of the four return channels.

This is under Windows. I have AR12 1/2 selected in the Windows audio output settings.

So where is the playback being sent? -- what is going by default to each of the four return channels?

Sorry if I'm being dense. I have read the various manuals and explanations but don't yet understand how Capture interacts with USB returns. The Capture manual describes a Digital Return button, but that is not visible.

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answered Jan 12, 2020 by trevorhanson (1,190 points)
No replies yet, but on a hunch I used this mixer with Studio One, and magic! the playback comes through USB 1/2 and the Super Channel, as expected. So there is something odd about Capture 3 running in this configuration causing it to send output to USB 3/4; perhaps it was misconfigured by me or who knows why? I tried a range of different Windows sound configurations and other adjustments, but as I say it worked seamlessly and as expected with Studio One.
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