[ardour-users] Sends on Mono tracks

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 17:54:44 PDT 2005


On 9/24/05, Mike Fisher <mrfisher_1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am currently running beta30.
> This isn't really a big deal, but it's still kind of funny. Here's my
> situation...  I use sends to apply reverb.  Each track that I want reverb on
> I'll create a send that directs the signal to bus track.  I apply the
> revereb plugin to this bus track and bring the dry volume all the way down
> and the wet to unity.  This way I can control the level of reverb per track
> via the faders on the sends, or as a whole with the fader on the reverb bus.
>  I am using pre fader sends by the way.

More or less the same way I do it.

> Since I essentially am using one reverb plungin instance for all my tracks
> to share, a problem arises.  The bus has to be stereo becuase there are
> stereo tracks in my sessions, and when you pan a mono track away from center
> a stereo image is created.  So what I do for mono tracks is create a send
> with two outputs to direct to my reverb bus.  After I create the send, the
> panning control for my mono track changes.  Instead of having the one
> control I now two (Like on a stereo track).  And the pan setting I had
> before is now lost.  The one control is hard left and the other hard right.
> When I remove the send it goes back to normal.

Humm...assuming I understand it sounds like a buglet. That said I've
probably not panned reverb off center too much recently. I'm not at my
machine right now either so I cannot test right away, but I do not
remember losing track panning on any mono tracks or stereo tracks.
This needs to be looked at carefull.

> I know that was a long explanation of something simple.  Sorry.  I thought
> about trying to use a post fader send instead to see what happens, but
> unfortunately I'm at work right now until midnight and won't be able to try
> until then.  Any ideas on this one?

No, I think you gave a good description. If no one else has responded
by tomorrow I'll get busy and look at it.

- Mark

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