Thanks to the good help I've received around here previously, I understand how to do audio routing. But I've run into a problem that I can't figure out. I suspect I'm either trying to do something impossible, or working at cross-purposes with the intended use of the Montage.
I like to play the Imperial Bosendorfer Grand (IBG) in a "split" mode, with the left side of the keyboard raised an octave. A Performance set up to do this uses six of the available Part slots. I've created a Performance for one of the songs I'm working on based on my split IBG. In addition to the IBG in Part slots 1-6, I have drums in Part 9 and bass in Part 10.
I have the audio routing set up so that Parts 1-6 (the IBG) send their audio output to USB1&2. This is received as input by a Cubase audio track, which passes it back to the Montage via Digital Out. My understanding is that this is received by the Performance (not by individual Parts).
I have the Performance's audio output set to USB29&30. This is received by another audio track and passed back to the Montage as Stereo Out, which the Montage sends along to the speakers.
I have the Montage set to: Direct Monitor off, Local Control off, MIDI Mode multi.
My idea was that I could record the IBG itself to the first audio track, and then later on merge that audio into the second (mix) audio track along with other instruments.
It works, in that I can play notes on the keyboard, see the input arriving in both Cubase audio tracks, and hear the sound playing on the speakers. But the sound of the IBG is very muffled, and doesn't sound at all like the IBG when you just play it on the Montage without Cubase.
I think this may have something to do with my inadvertently having bypassed the System Effects. I have looked around, but have not found a way to route things to the System Effects. And while I've succeeded in getting things to sort of work, I wonder if I'm doing something the hard way when there might be an easier way that's more in line with what was intended by the designers of the Montage.
Anyway, I'm currently stumped and would be happy if someone could help me figure out why the IBG sound is so muffled. I've attached a zip file containing both the Cubase project and an X7B file of the Performance that I saved using Montage Connect.