EVO 16 includes Loop-back channels that allow you to take audio from
applications on your computer and feed it to another application, great for
recording video interviews or for setting up gaming streams. You can think of
it as a virtual cable that runs from your outputs and back to the inputs.
Selecting the Loop-back Source
Firstly, you would need to select which output of the EVO 16 you wish to use
as your source for the Loop-back channels. This is done by going to ‘Setup >
Below is a breakdown of each source and where it takes audio from:
DAW 1+2 - Any audio being sent to outputs 1+2 of the EVO16
DAW 3+4 - Any audio being sent to outputs 3+4 of the EVO16
DAW 5+6 - Any audio being sent to outputs 5+6 of the EVO16
DAW 7+8 - Any audio being sent to outputs 7+8 of the EVO16
DAW 9+10 - Any audio being sent to outputs 9+10 of the EVO16
Master Mix - The audio mix created in the EVO mixer on the Main Mix panel
Cue A - The audio mix created in the EVO mixer on the CUE A panel
Cue B - The audio mix created in the EVO mixer on the CUE B panel
Cue C - The audio mix created in the EVO mixer on the CUE C panel
Cue D - The audio mix created in the EVO mixer on the CUE D panel
Tip - Using the Master or Cue Mixes is a great way of combining audio from a
number of sources (Mic Inputs, Digital inputs, DAW Channel…etc) into one stereo
feed, which is great for streaming apps where you can only use a single stereo
Recording/Streaming your loopback channels.
Once you have selected your source, set up your recording/streaming
software to capture audio from the EVO 16’s Loop-back channels. The Loopback channels will appear on Channels 23-24.
For example, when using a DAW, create a new stereo track that takes the
signal from Input 23-24. When you hit record, this will record any audio present
on the selected Loop-back source at that time.
Similarly, in a streaming application such as OBS or Zoom, you’d set your input
device to EVO 16 channels 23-24. (Please note that not all applications will
allow you to access channels 23 and 24, which may mean you are unable to
use loop-back with this application)