From: Tim E. Real <termtech@ro...> - 2011-12-19 06:32:20
I know this topic came up once, a while back by a user.
The pre/post strip button only affects metering.
When pre is on, volume and pan have no affect on meters.
Should I attempt to make that affect audio as well?
Or is that undesirable?
If I understand correctly it /is/ undesirable.
Then again, for those that would use it, at some point we could add
another mode to affect audio or not.
On 12/19/2011 05:31 PM, Tim E. Real wrote:
> If I understand correctly it/is/ undesirable.
no, standard practice for pre/post monitoring is to alter the audio
path as well; it's merely a monitoring 'state' and as such a 'real'
mixer would have you listen to the pre audio path as well as monitoring
it via the meter bridge.
From: Tim E. Real <termtech@ro...> - 2011-12-21 03:54:52
On December 19, 2011 7:15:14 PM Geoff Beasley wrote:
> On 12/19/2011 05:31 PM, Tim E. Real wrote:
> > If I understand correctly it/is/ undesirable.
> no, standard practice for pre/post monitoring is to alter the audio
> path as well; it's merely a monitoring 'state' and as such a 'real'
> mixer would have you listen to the pre audio path as well as monitoring
> it via the meter bridge.
Pre-fader now controls audio as well as meters.
It makes sense also because:
I should explain a bit about multi-channel synths.
It's kinda hard to find a place to put this info:
* The FIRST TWO channels of a multi-channel synth (the output 'routes')
are first passed through the synthesizer's mixer strip: The volume/pan.
Thus the first two channels are just like any other audio track's behaviour.
But... Now that the *pre* fader is working, controlling audio, you can now
turn off that strip processing.
Thus you can route your 32 channels of pure unadulterated synth audio
to any 32 other strip audio inputs for their 'own' strip processing.
The bonus is that the synth's audio strip's meter will still show you the
sound of the first two channels (pre-fader, that is).
Yes, I considered allowing 'switching' a multi-channel synth's strip
channels to ones other than just 0 (+ 1).
But this means if pre-fader button is off, we must keep track of 30
new individual volume and pan values, one for each channel.
Either that, or we introduce a true 'multi-channel' mixer strip
(more than just stereo, 32 meters, the whole shebango).
Which might, but possibly not, automatically mean that we will
need true 'multi-channel' audio tracks (in the arranger) !
Maybe not... Hmm. later.
So for now, I'm afraid you must manually connect all those extra
synth outputs to something useful (other strips), if you wish to
'control' their volumes and pans. Who knows what'll transpire...