Using iD22 in a Standalone Mode
A common question we receive is whether iD22 can be used in a standalone mode. While there is no official mode found in the software, there are a number of ways you can work around it and create some very versatile configurations.
Standalone mode means that there is no need for the USB cable to be plugged in. Using iD22 in this way however requires that iD22 be plugged in via USB to set up the routing in the iD22 mixer application at the beginning, however after that, the USB cable can be unplugged if needed. It is possible to leave the USB cable plugged in and for iD22 not to interfere with the audio routing of the computer, this way allows configuration of the iD22 mixer while still technically acting in a standalone mode.
Every time iD22 is turned off, it loses its mixer configuration. iD22 needs to be left powered on to keep the settings!
By connecting iD22 to another interface using the Optical I/O, up to 8 channels of audio can be brought in and/or out of iD22. This is particularly useful if your other audio interface does not have any monitoring controls. Using iD22 in this way allows full use of all its monitoring functionality as well as access to talkback and audio routing.
Most of the configurations in this section of the help centre should work in some capacity in this standalone mode, you will just need to make sure that you can get digital audio in to iD22 (and out if the setup requires it).