Topic: TotalMix FX - reverb send
I have read the appropriate section in both Babyface and UFX manuals, trying to obtain a better understanding before these units are available for evaluation. I use quotes from the V1.1 UFX manual. I understand that for reverb, the Babyface uses the host via an 'invisible FW path', whereas for the UFX it uses new on-board DSP. But I assume the send arrangements are the same.
First of all, is the FX send mono or stereo, ie., one bus two (L and R)? If it is stereo,is it taken from after the 'panpot' , ie., the L and R balance is the same as the selected (highest) submix. Is there a different arrangement for channels selected as stereo?
The FX send point is described in 'Settings' as:
p.57 FX Send. ... To make this function as useful as possible FX Send is locked to the highest submix, thus imitating the Aux Post Fader function of a standard mixing desk.
But in the Preferences dialog there is a control option as follows:
p.67 FX Send follows highest Submix. Locks the FX Send knob to the channel fader. As TotalMix supports multiple routings per channel, a definition is needed which fader (only one is visible) is the one that FX Send will follow. This is always the one with the highest fader position, means the highest gain.
So what happens if this option is unchecked? Which submix is then chosen as the one for providing the FX Send?
And if one lowers the channel fader on the highest submix, so that it is no longer the highest, does the FX Send automatically move to another submix (the 'next highest')? I don't think this variability is helpful, and the 'unchecked' option should allow the designation of one particular submix as providing the FX send.
As ever, I await the opportunity to try these facilities in the 'real world' (alright - my world!).