New to this forum (got my Stage a week ago, really like it).
Hopefully I don't break any rules with this post!
Right now I'm using the kemper with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (connecting with XLR) and it doesn't have SPDIF connections so I can't test this out myself.
I'm looking to buy the 8i6 to get SPDIF, but before I do that I would like to know if it will work as I want it
I hope someone can enlightening me!
Is it possible to to this:
1. Guitar connected to instrument/input1 on Interface.
2. Routing guitar input 1 to SPDIF out to the Kemper (Left channel mono I guess, same as when reamping?).
3. SPDIF from Kemper to Interface in Stereo, NOT dry/wet in mono (the user guide only mention two mono signals).
While recordning I get the Stereo signal from the kemper to DAW.
I also record the the dry mono input of the guitar Input 1 on Interface (If I want to reamp later).
If I reamp, I reroute the Interface to send from DAW to SPDIF to Kemper.
Why I want to do it this way?
I'm not only using the Kemper, I also want to run guitar directly to computer and don't want to unplug/plugin the guitar all the time (I'm lazy but also want to save the units from wear).
I guess that I maybe would get a better sound if I plugin the guitar directly into the Kemper.
Guess it depends on what unit has the best AD/DA converters (and of course it's a matter of taste).
If above will work, is it any drawbacks to the concept?
Haven't reamped yet. Is it maybe somethings that doesn't work as usual when doing that?
I great feature with the 8i6 is that it can act as a standalone simple mixer.
Would be nice to avoid starting the computer just to play for short while but I'm not 100% sure it will work with SPDIF (Focusrite user guide only mentions analog input).