At the moment my AFX is going into my soundcard, which feeds my monitors. If I want to record a DI and then re-amp with the AFX, I have to specify it as the soundcard. This means I have to plug my monitors into my AFX to hear anything for both parts of the process. I could use headphones into AFX, but mine suck, and I'd just prefer to dial in my tone on my monitors as I'm so used to these now.
My desk set-up here makes it a bit of a pain to keep switching the monitor cables between the AFX and the soundcard, so I'm trying to think of a work around that allows me to dial in the tone using my monitors but without having to switch all the time.
How are you guys who've tried it going about this? Is there any sort of work around for a DAW to two-step the soundcard it uses? Do I need to be getting into some sort of set-up where I'm running two DAWs, one as a slave with the AFX as a soundcard, and one as a master using my interface?
Depends, are you on pc or mac? you don't have to specify the Axe as a soundcard though, you can insert a fxl send into your patch that sends a dry signal through out2 and into your audio interface, there's numerous threads on the fractal forums on how to do it.
Edit: linkage: Analog Re-amping with the Axe-fx II