How can i use two pair of monitoring speakers at the same time ka6mk2 in fl studio

Kaymore
Kaymore Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

hello and good day .

i am having this seriously ridiculous problem with komplete audio 6 mk2 .PLEASE HELP

i have two pair of monitoring speakers (yamaha and preso) connected to 6mk2 using high quality xlr to trs cables.

currently all the 4 main outputts on the back of my mk2 are connected but the problem is that what ever i do they are separated to outputt 1/2 and outputt 3/4 and I can’t get signal from all my speakers at the same time.I always worked with fl studio and don’t know how exactly other daws work.all the settings in fl and drivers seems to be right.even my windows 11 sound control panel separates the two outputts like this :

(Komplete audio 6mk2 outputt 1/2) which are my presounus

(komplete audio 6mk2 outputt 3/4)

which are my yamahas

please help me.i am about to give up on this audio interface.

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,437 Expert
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    That is usually the case on ALL interfaces unless they have some kind of link feature in the software, which is rare. Even if you switched to a different one, it would likely have the same limitation which is more how they work not an "issue".

    The outputs are all dedicated outputs and your DAW can select which of the outputs to send audio to. In most DAWs you can use multiple outputs for different audio signals so you could have the main output from 1/2 and your cue output from 3/4. Also in Windows audio settings you can also select which apps connect to which outputs which is handy if you connect to an external mixer to have windows sound come out of one set and your DAW out another for separate audio control.

    Windows does not have a way by default to select multiple outputs and link them, macOS does have an "Aggregate Audio Device" where you can select multiple audio devices together to make one but you may be able to use something like VoiceMeeter to do what you need, tho unsure if that will work with ASIO and also unsure if that would affect the stability and latency of audio. It is also kind of a learning curve to figure out.

    I have a Roland Octacapture with 8 outputs that are connected to a mixer for different audio signals in/out of the PC but I also have 2 sets of monitors and a sub that I can selectively switch on or off using a Presonus Central Station which is the kind of solution you may need, tho there are cheaper solutions out there:

    This can take the single audio output (and an aux input) and offers 3 connected sets of connections for speakers with A/B switching between them and C being on all the time. Ideally you would not use your speakers all at the same time unless you are doing surround mixing because they would clash with eachother if not correctly setup making them less than ideal for monitoring. Having different sets to switch between tho can be useful for cross checking but not usually at the same time.

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 3,945 Expert

    Do you want them all to have the same output signal to make A/B comparison?

    Probably the best way to do this is to have a monitoring controller like the Presonus Monitor Station V2

    https://www.presonus.com/it/misc/more/monitoring-controllers/2777400206.html?rdl=true

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,437 Expert
    Answer ✓

    That is usually the case on ALL interfaces unless they have some kind of link feature in the software, which is rare. Even if you switched to a different one, it would likely have the same limitation which is more how they work not an "issue".

    The outputs are all dedicated outputs and your DAW can select which of the outputs to send audio to. In most DAWs you can use multiple outputs for different audio signals so you could have the main output from 1/2 and your cue output from 3/4. Also in Windows audio settings you can also select which apps connect to which outputs which is handy if you connect to an external mixer to have windows sound come out of one set and your DAW out another for separate audio control.

    Windows does not have a way by default to select multiple outputs and link them, macOS does have an "Aggregate Audio Device" where you can select multiple audio devices together to make one but you may be able to use something like VoiceMeeter to do what you need, tho unsure if that will work with ASIO and also unsure if that would affect the stability and latency of audio. It is also kind of a learning curve to figure out.

    I have a Roland Octacapture with 8 outputs that are connected to a mixer for different audio signals in/out of the PC but I also have 2 sets of monitors and a sub that I can selectively switch on or off using a Presonus Central Station which is the kind of solution you may need, tho there are cheaper solutions out there:

    This can take the single audio output (and an aux input) and offers 3 connected sets of connections for speakers with A/B switching between them and C being on all the time. Ideally you would not use your speakers all at the same time unless you are doing surround mixing because they would clash with eachother if not correctly setup making them less than ideal for monitoring. Having different sets to switch between tho can be useful for cross checking but not usually at the same time.

  • Kaymore
    Kaymore Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Jester you actually did say all the things i needed to hear.thanks for sharing your experience.i was thinking about the same thing myself and i think what I really need is to buy a mixer and a preamp to get the job don.am I wrong?

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,437 Expert

    No need for a pre-amp if your monitors are powered or you are considering a mixer. The Central Station is a passive device so does not amplify or change the signal at all, just attenuates the level and balances multiple speaker connections but also has some nice features such as an accurate and calibrated VU meter, main volume control, speaker trim adjustments, headphone monitoring, dim/mute switches and a mono switch to quickly check mono mixing. One of the best pieces of gear I have TBH.

    Mixer can be useful if you have a need for one. I've always used a Mackie 1402 VLZ Pro because it has the ability to easily bus inputs (including any output from the audio interface) to a record input on the audio interface so it's possible to connect mics and other sources including anything that comes out of one set of outputs on the interface and rout that back into the computer to record. Think of any time you wish you could easily capture a bit of audio in a video or a game, just a single button press. Also handy as mentioned when you have multiple apps set to different outputs to easily adjust the volume separate without needing to open the Windows mixer.

    It's not a requirement tho and if you really have no need to do much recording into your computer then just a speaker switcher could be good enough. Also not all mizers are equal, I like the Mackie because it is very low noise and reasonably flat in response, it's not the best with pre-amps or anything special, just has the channels I need and the few basic features I like enough to keep me from wanting anything more and after 15 years it's been rock solid.

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