asked Feb 23 '18 at 11:58 by molotoz (3)


recently I bought the steinberg ur22 mk2. When I set it up in Bitwig I am not able to setup a channel for headphones and one for the speakers. I would like to be able send cues to my headphones only and for example have the metronome also only play in the headphones rather than on both. When I add a headphone and speakers in the settings I cannot separate channel 1 and 2, they are always both selected.

How can I have them both separated?

There are 2 parts to this problem.

First the ur22mk2 provides bitwig with only 2 ins and 2 outs, which are normally used as stereo pairs. So normally you would get one stereo pair into bitwig and one stereo pair back to the audio interface. So to achieve what you are aiming for with this interface you will need to work in mono. In bitwig audio settings you can configure the output buses. If there are some configured already, you can try removing them all. Then click "add mono" twice to get two mono outs. Then you should be able to select one or the other in the master bus routing and elsewhere.

But the 2nd part of the problem is how you deal with it in the ur22 audio interface and I cant think of a way to solve it. I don't think you can assign one channel to the headphones and the other to the main output. As far as I know there you cant even pan the signal.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.


answered Feb 23 '18 at 14:11 by djx (315)

that's a bummer for me. I guess I'll have to get a different sound device. thank you dix

  — (Mar 06 '18 at 12:21) molotoz

I'm no expert, but I also own a ur22mk2. It works well and very dependable, but like you I wanted more routing options. I ended up purchasing a scarlett 18i20 but it had many driver issues trying to run on win7 so I returned it and got a motu 8A. I'm very happy with the motu. Even running on a usb2 port it is happy streaming 8 channels to and from bitwig. It comes with a really nice web-browser based mixer app that lets you set up quite complex routing and add compression, eq and gating to the inputs. But this is just one of many possibilities...

  — (Mar 06 '18 at 12:35) djx

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Asked: Feb 23 '18 at 11:58

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Last updated: Mar 06 '18 at 12:35