Is anyone doing this?
Any gotchas I am not thinking of?
If you want to use the volume knob to control what you hear, maybe you could do something like this if you have the spare inputs on your audio interface:
- Send the OT’s main outs into your interface, but only use that for RECORDING OT’s output.
- Send the OT’s headphone out into your interface, but only use that for MONITORING OT’s output.
Then you can adjust what you hear with the headphone knob and not worry about any potential audio quality issues of using the headphone output to capture OT’s output (not saying there are any; I don’t know).
That might also add some nice flexibility with the gain staging; i.e., it would allow you to keep the main output level constant despite any changes you make to the headphone level/monitor level. In that way, the headphone out can be seen as sort of a “feature.”