Topic: ADI-2 Pro Signal flow for small studio
I've been using my UFX for years in and really enjoy it, however, mine is quite worn and missing a knob. I'm thinking of taking this chance to upgrade to the ADI-2 Pro. I never used TotalMix FX other than to adjust volume and instead monitored through my DAW (reaper and reason) and the latency was just fine for vocal/guitar overdubs and VSTi playing. My headphone mix for vocals was just the DAW output as well mirrored. I also never used more than 2 channels at a time! My only uses in my studio are 1 or 2 channel overdubs and some light mastering through a small hardware mastering chain.
Could some of you RME experts help me these few questions:
1. How would this signal chain look for sending out to my mastering comp while hearing the results through my monitors to make adjustments at the same time? I understand how my studio monitors and external preamps would look for tracking, but this other use isn't clear to me even after staring at page 38 of the manual with the routing diagram for multi-channel 6in/8out mode. Daniel kindly confirmed it's possible to do what I'm asking with the ADI-2 Pro, however I can't wrap my head around how.
2. For my studio, is this the best option? Should I just forget it and go with the babyface pro to make it easier...? Would I have to get an additional piece of hardware with the BFP to make what I'm talking about happen like an additional converter since there are only physically 2 xlr outs on it...?
3. Am I missing a PCIe option that could do be better/cheaper? I know next to nothing about these.
Thank you all for your time.