I'm trying to complete the setup of my small studio, and I was thinking in order to not have to switch audio interfaces all the time, I'd need to feed my Yamaha Montage through a dedicated Steinberg Audio Interface. I chose the UR28M.
However, I don't think I have the necessary cables to get all of this done for now. Just for planning purposes, before I buy a ton of (potentially wrong) cables, I just want to make sure I have the wiring mapped correctly:
-The UR28M will be the only thing connected to the computer via USB. Everything else will be connected to the UR28M.
-The montage will be connected to the UR28M via 1/4" TRS cables. I will need TWO 1/4" TRS cables from the montage to the UR28M (into 3/4 line spot of the UR28M).
-All speakers will be connected to the UR28M via 1/4" TRS cables or 1/4" TRS to MALE XLR converter cables. Headphones can be connected to the UR28M only.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd just like to make sure the following are NOT possible.
-Since the UR28M will be my Audio Interface, the montage will not also be able to act as an Audio Interface. Because of this, I can't keep my monitors connected to my Montage.
-I can't have both the montage and UR28M connected to the computer and be active through my computer at the same time. The only way is to route the montage through the UR28M.
-Connecting headphones to montage will no longer pick up signal. I'll need to connect all headphones to the UR28M.
Just another random question, but I care a lot about my gear so I don't want to use any cables that could damage the montage or UR28M. Does it matter what kind of 1/4" cables that I use? I know there are varying degrees of quality but I have a 1/4" guitar cable that I could use. I don't know if because its intended for guitar that it would cause any problems.
Thanks for all of the help!