Hi everyone! Brand new Kemper user here, so please, bear with me if i sound like an idiot.
Ok, so i have looked across multiple threads here and i havent found the answer for the issues im having. I am using a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 firewire interface, into a mid 2011 imac running High Sierra, via SPIDF cable ins and outs. I am able to monitor my kemper profiles and hear myself playing just fine via my monitor outs from the Saffire to my speakers, however, my issues start when trying to get the signal routed into Logic X via Focusrites Mix Control software. This is my first time using any outboard gear thats not just directly plugged into one of the main first 8 inputs, and its been trickier than i expected. Using the analog ins is very straight forward, but using SPIDF in has not so far. If anyone has experience with this set up, i would greatly appreciate some pointers!
Here is my setup:
GTR -> Kemper input
SPIDF Out -> Saffire SPIDF IN
SPIDF In -> Saffire SPIDF OUT
Kemper Output settings:
SPIDF OUT: Master Stereo
Monitor Out: not used
Main out : not used
SPIDF Volume: 0dB
SPIDF Clock 44.1kHz
In Mix Control channel inputs 9 and 10 are set to SPIDF 1.1 and 1.2 respectively
In Logic channels 9 and 10 are armed, input and record enabled(those are the channels for SPIDF on the Saffire pro 40)
Now, I am able to record in Logic currently, however, i have ZERO control over panning or how much signal is getting through. It all seems to be determined by Mix Control. No matter what i seem to try, no matter how i change the settings in mix control the panning always stays pretty centered. If i pan all the way to the right in Logic, no signal gets through. If i record the track as is, then move the recorded audio to a brand new track, with no input source, still i have the same issue with panning. If i pan right, the audio is gone, even though it has no source input and is just an audio file. This is super confusing to me haha. The track is still showing signal is there, it just goes mute if i pan right.
Now i feel like this is something really really dumb that im just missing, but after nearly 10 years of using logic in a variety of ways and setups, this is the first time ive had any experience with the SPIDF and with a Kemper for that matter, and my heads spinning a little bit. I just wanna be able to record the awesome sounds i hear from the kemper in as efficient a way as possible! I am mainly hoping to just be able to send the kemper signal into Logic and let logic be the gatekeeper. If i use amplitube as a plugin and record directly into the Saffire Pro 40 i have zero issues with routing, panning, or volume control. im hoping its possible to have that same flexibility with the Kemper. PLEASE HELP!!