TotalMix FX for Beginners - Recording FX with Loopback

There are two types of effects in TotalMix FX, the channel insert effects namely the EQ and dynamics and the auxilary effects ie the reverb and the echo. Depending on the effects type the recording process is different. Check out how to record the effects via the Loopback feature very easily.

Resampling with Loopback

Resample your DJ set with RME's flexible routing tool TotalMix FX and the Loopback feature.

Loopback and DIGICheck Setup

RME interfaces not only provide you with a professional digital audio interface, but also with a unique software tool: DIGICheck, the incredible utility for test, measurement and analysis of the digital audio data stream.

Loopback Basics

Loopback is a special and very useful feature in TotalMix FX. With Loopback, you can take output of one software program, and send this back as an input signal for a different software program. Or you can create a mix of input signals, playback signals, or both, and send this back as a stereo input for recording. It works just like plugging a cable from an output channel to an input channel, except it all happens inside TotalMix and therefore works completely transparent.

01. Select your Inputs

Choose your favorite DAW or any other Audio Playback Source (e.g. Skype, Traktor DJ or YouTube). Check Software Playback Channels 1/2 or Hardware Inputs in TotalMix FX for incoming Signals. Then select the input signals.

02. Select your Output

Route your Software and Hardware Playback Channels to one of the unused Output channels in Submix Mode (ADAT 1/2 in this example).

03. Activate Loopback

Activate Loopback in the assigned Output Channel.

04. DAW recording

Open up your DAW and select the respective ADAT Input Channel (ADAT 1/2 in this example) for recording incoming Signals. Everything is routed to the loopbacked channel.