Don't ask how, but a short circuit happened, arcing over my Montage 8, and now, though:
the display and buttons work,
midi in and out over USB works,
Audio over USB works (as well as it ever does for Digital Performer here, which means clicks and disconnects no matter who's clocking)
The Main Outs, the Headphone Outs, and as far as I can tell, the Assignable Outs output NO sound.
The on screen channel strips and mixer output do show green audio when i play the keyboard.
i have initialized everything that I can find. The unit is back in Factory Initialized condition, but no audio. Local is on.
Have I missed anything?
Who's the best authorized service dude in NYC? ---thanks---
PS.Since this happened, in other words since my first post above, I updated the firmware from 1.5.1 to 1.6.0 - but see no change. BTW, the super knob works too. And when this first happened, the display went all wonky for a second, mostly white with some pixilated grey dotted lines. But when I powered down and up, the current condition (working but no sound out of any analog outputs) began.
PS 2 - I'm now noticing that it makes noise when I physically move the Volume Slider (the Master Volume hardware slider) up and down - it sounds, and it's absurd I know, almost like a microphonic tube when you tap it. Is this any kind of clue? thanks again.