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How to route main out mix to output 1-2 and hear and play back simultaneously

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asked Jan 23, 2018 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by benmccormick (480 points)
I'm not too keen on needing to purchase new equipment such as a monitor station. I can just about live without being able to hear iTunes on my big hi-fi speakers when the Quantum is set up, although am really surprised this is not possible given all the extra outputs.

Within my DAW (Pro Tools 11), surely there must be a way of getting my main mix playing back on BOTH my monitors and hi-fi speakers (i.e. outputs 1-2) simultaneously? I'm able to listen separately by switching the output on the I/O, but really had expected I could just route the main mix to the other outputs and listen at the same time.

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answered Feb 6, 2018 by connorguiberteau (26,290 points)
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Not possible because Quantum has no internal mixer. Most everything related to routing is handled in the DAW.

To copy your mains to another output, create a "Cue Mix" inside of Pro Tools.
This is the same method used to create headphone/monitor mixes from inside of a DAW.