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Revelator: Multi-Mode vs. Single Mode on Mac

Published 18th of May 2022

Updated May 20, 2022



 The Revelator series of interfaces offer a number of different virtual routing options. These options will change, however, depending on what mode the device is set to; Single or Multi-Mode. 


In Single Mode, the revelator will appear as a 6 In, 6 Out interface while in Multi-Mode, the Revelator will appear as 3 separate interfaces with 2 Inputs and Outputs.


On Windows computers, the Revelator is always in Single more with the three additional "interfaces" appearing as routing options. On Mac, however, this is not the case. For this reason, Mac users will see an additional option in Universal Control which allows them to select either Single or Multi-Mode. 






Single Mode: Windows


As mentioned above, on Windows computers, the Revelator is always in Single Mode. This means that when you open your DAW to configure your Audio I/O settings, the Revelator will appear as a 6 In, 6 Out interface (with the exception of the Revelator IO 44 which has an additional stereo Line Input). 








Channels can be added for the hardware inputs and also, and Stereo channels should be added for the two Virtual Audio Streams, Stream Mix A, and Stream Mix B. 







Please ensure to turn off Input monitoring on each of the loopback tracks as this can create a feedback loop since we will be monitoring from Universal Control. If you use one of the Revelator Templates in Studio One this will be done automatically, along with the Input and Output routing. 








The levels for each of these signals can be controlled from the Universal Control Software Mixer.








You can now send audio from different applications to different channels in Universal Control and onto Studio One. There are three options for routing, Playback L/R, Virtual Output A, and Virtual Output B.








Selecting Playback with send audio to the Playback channel in Universal Control while selecting Virtual Output A or B will send the audio to the Virtual A or B channels correspondingly. 








You can then set the level of each of these Inputs in Universal Control and use the three output mixes to decide what you want to send to the individual tracks in Studio One. For example, if you wished to record Skype on to the Stream Mix A channel in your DAW, you would set the output for Skype to Virtual Output A. 








In Universal Control, click on Stream Mix A and mute all channels other than Virtual A to ensure that only Skype is sent to your DAW on this Output. 







The audio from Stream Mix A will now be recorded on to a separate track in your DAW. You can repeat this process to record another audio stream using the second Virtual Audio stream. 







Single Mode: Mac



Single-mode on Mac essentially works in the same way as it does on Windows with a few differences. The Revelator will still appear as a 6 channel interface in your DAW but it will appear as a single device in other applications. 











This means that when selecting the Revelator in System preferences or in a third-party application like Zoom or Skype, the audio from this application will be sent to the Playback Channel in Universal Control. 








You can then send this audio to different channels in your DAW by turning up the Playback Channel on either the Stream Mix A or Stream Mix B output Mixes. 








Single Mode on Mac is useful for a quick Loopback setup. If for example you were recording a Podcast and wished to record your Guest over Zoom you could use the above method to record Zoom and your mic to separate tracks in your DAW. 




Multi-Mode: Mac (Only)



In Multi-Mode on Mac, the Revelator will appear as three, separate audio interfaces. All three of these will appear in System preferences or any other third-party application you wish to use. 








The routing in Multi-Mode essentially works the same way as it does on Windows. If you select the primary device in System Preferences,  general system audio will be sent to the Playback Channel in Universal Control. If you were to select  Stream Mix A as your Output in Skype this will send audio to the Virtual A Channel in Universal Control. 












There are numerous ways this routing can be used. For example, you could use this to set up a Livestream using OBS. 


In Studio One or your DAW of choice, however, the three devices will show up as three 2 Channel interfaces rather than as one 6 channel interface. 






In order to record all of the audio streams to separate channels in your DAW you will need to create a new aggregate device to combine the three separate interfaces into one. 




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