Using an Audio or Pro Bundle license, QLab 4 can connect to multichannel audio interfaces and output up to 64 discrete channels of audio. This is great when you’re working in the theater with the whole sound system connected to your Mac, but when you take the workspace home to work on it between rehearsals, it can pose a challenge: how do you hear the sounds assigned to output #5 or #10 if you only have a pair of headphones?
For this exercise, let’s assume you use audio patch 1 for your multichannel interface, and audio patch 2 is available and not in use for anything else. These instructions work with any two audio patches, though.
Now, whenever the Audition Window is open, all audio output from QLab will be re-rerouted to patch 2. All the cue outputs will be routed to the two channels of the Built In Output, just like you set up in Device Routing. When you return to the theater and reconnect to your audio interface, just close the Audition Window and all output will once again route to patch 1, just as it did before.
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