As part of the software mixer of iD14, you also have the ability to loop back audio so you can record or stream audio from different applications on your computer. To allow for lots of flexibility the iD mixer gives a number of sources for your loopback audio which can be adjusted in the iD menu:
The sources are as follows:
DAW 1+2 - Any audio being sent to outputs 1+2 of the iD14
DAW 3+4 - Any audio being sent to outputs 1+2 of the iD14
DAW 5+6 - Any audio being sent to outputs 1+2 of the iD14
Master Mix - The audio mix created in the iD mixer on the Main Mix panel
Cue A - The audio mix created in the iD mixer on the CUE A panel
Cue B - The audio mix created in the iD mixer on the CUE B panel
Using the Loop-back Mix
To record or stream your loop-back mix, simply select either Input 11+12 or Loopback 1+2 in your audio software.
Sending Audio to the DAW 3+4 and DAW 5+6 channels
Most DAW’s and audio software will allow you to select your audio output as part of the audio preferences or in a mixer. Again, for details on how to do this, check the manual or documentation for your software.
For applications that don’t give you this option however, you can simply adjust the system settings.
To adjust your output channels, you’ll need to go to the Audio MIDI setup utility. This can be found by going to
Finder > Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup
You should now see a list of audio devices currently connected to the Mac. Select the ID4, go to the Output panel and click “Configure Speakers”. Now set the Outputs to the channels you wish to send audio to.
Click Apply and now all audio will be sent to these channels in the iD mixer allowing you to setup a loop-back mix that is separate to your Main Output.
On WIndows you can simply change your output channel by going to the Sound settings in the Control Panel. Go to the Playback device list and select Output 3+4 or Output 5+6 as your Output Device.