You can use the console together with DAW software for music production to record audio to your computer. AG series consoles come with an access code for downloading the "Cubase AI" DAW software. You can download this software with a computer connected to the Internet.
2. Turn [MONITOR MUTE] on.
If you turn [MONITOR MUTE] on, audio input from channel 1 and channel 2 must pass through the computer before it can be heard. For example, if you are processing your guitar with effects in the DAW software, turning [MONITOR MUTE] off allows you to avoid hearing the dry signal from your guitar. On the other hand, if you are using external effects such as stomp boxes to create the guitar sound you are recording, turning [MONITOR MUTE] off allows you to hear the direct signal.
In the past, "latency" was a common problem because a delay would be introduced in the audio signal as it passed through the computer before reaching the monitors. Therefore, most people would listen to the input signal only when recording. However, due to recent improvements in computer performance, it is no longer necessary to be concerned with latency. It is now common to leave [MONITOR MUTE] turned on and listen to the audio that has been processed by the effects in the DAW software.
When you turn on the [MONITOR MUTE] button in the MONITOR section, you will not be able to directly monitor audio from mics, etc. inside the mixer. However, the audio signal is sent to the computer. Audio signals that pass through the DAW software on the computer are sent to the USB icon channel.
3. Double-click the Cubase series shortcut on your desktop to start the Cubase series application.
6. Select [VST Audio System] from the list on the left side.
7. For ASIO driver, select [Yamaha Steinberg USB ASIO] (Windows)/[AG06/AG03] (Mac).
1. In Cubase, select [Devices] -> [VST Connections].
2. Click the [Inputs] tab.
3. If the device port with the bus name [Stereo In] is set to [Not Connected], click to set it to [AG06/AG03 - 1] (left) and [AG06/AG03 - 2] (right).
4. Click the [Outputs] tab.
6. When these settings are complete, click the X mark in the top right corner to close this window.
1. Click the monitoring button in the DAW software.
You can hear the input audio signal via the DAW software.
Set the level so that the [PEAK] LED flashes only momentarily when the loudest sound is played, and then turn the [GAIN] knob just slightly more to the left. This will ensure that there is no distortion in the recorded audio even if the performers play slightly louder while recording than during the sound check.