[Ardour-Users] Signal Flow

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Tue Oct 28 19:36:44 PDT 2008

On 29 October 2008 at 0:48, "Ray Rashif" <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:

> Insert -- Dynamic Processors, eg. Compressor, Gate (Pre-fader)
> Plug-in -- Spatial & Special Effects, eg. Reverb, Distortion (Post-fader)
> Just to share my preference, and also something that people with hardware
> mixing/console experience may do for the spatial/special effects:
> Create an AUX track. This simulates a real mixer where you have an AUX send
> and return, in which case (in software) you can have a new track to receive
> the processed signal (akin to sending back to a separate channel rather than
> the AUX return). Most people outside of the Pro Audio line would just insert
> a plug-in on the working track, which isn't wrong IMHO.

My main reason for sending f/x to an aux track is for live sound, 
when I might want to control the dry/wet blend of the entire mix, and 
need to do that in real time.  


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