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dstagl 01-23-2006 09:03 AM

Venue Tips & Tricks
 
How about some tips and tricks from Venue users.

Here's one to start that I grabbed from one of my A1's.

When you're not using every channel for a show, label the unused channels as "-" instead of leaving them to the default "Ch ??". This makes it a lot easier to find things when scanning the scribble strips.

Dave

Sheldon Radford 01-23-2006 11:22 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Great idea Dave,

I'll add a few...

Using the Default Button
Press and hold the Default button (or ALT key on the keyboard) to reset any parameter, or parameter section.
Examples
Deafult + SELECT resets a fader to 0 dB (great for VCAs!)
Default + EQ IN/COMP IN/GATE IN resets the entire EQ/Comp/Gate section
Default + <any encoder> resets that individual parameter (great for resetting a single band of EQ)

Keyboard Equivalents
In many cases the modifier buttons on the D-Show surface can be used to invoke keyboard shortcuts. This is especially helpful when managing snapshot or plug-in lists, for example.
Multi-Select = SHIFT
Default = ALT
Fine = CTRL

Hardware Monitoring
D-Show 1.1 features an integrated hardware monitor that keeps track of all voltages and temperatures for the FOH Rack motherboard, and automatically alerts the user to out of range conditions. To display the hardware monitor at any time, press CTRL+SHIFT+M.

mattpete 01-25-2006 07:24 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
I like to name an unused channel with a space, then it's just blank!
-Matt

mattpete 01-25-2006 07:28 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
And don't forget that FINE mode can be locked on by double-clicking the button. Once things are dialed in I think FINE mode to be much more conducive to live adjustments. I've seen several users just leave FINE mode on all the time. To exit locked FINE mode, just tap FINE once.

-Matt

mixFarm 01-27-2006 03:24 AM

Additional 16 Auxes!!!
 
if you need more than 24 auxes, think about your setup. if you do monitors you mostly spend a whole auxsend for one simple reverb, eg. main vocal. you can free that aux and use the matrix to feed that reverb. put the matrix pickoff to post fader. than use the user input of the matrix to feed the matrix with the desired input channel. now initiate a reverb and use the matrix as the input to the plug.done. you get 8 matrix mixes and 8 pq mixes if you like. you can do cool setups with each tom of a drumset with a different reverb. takes only 3-..... matrixes depnding on the drummer. the big advantage compered to insert it in the channel is that you have access to ther return. you can adjust it for every musician saperately.

have fun

dstagl 02-01-2006 10:22 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
I'm using the console in a house of worship setting so maybe this won't apply. Every week ous service is completely different, and the snapshots are awesome.

- Automation safe is your friend. During rehearsals, I safe everything and snapshot as we run through each song and section of the service.

- I unsafe everything before the start of the service and everything works just like it's supposed to.

- If something gets added after the initial snapshots are done, I will safe that channel and re-store the snapshots as we go.

- If you mix hands on for each song, try and get your snapshots for the START of the song and not the end.

- Only snapshot the parameters you need. I sometimes will re-name and assign VCA's for different parts of the service. If you do this, make sure you snapshot those same parameters somewhere at the front of your show/service or else when you try and run it again you'll be stuck at those same settings you need for later on in the program.

- For my particular use, I find it easier to create new snapshots as I go than to try and create snapshots ahead of time and then overwrite them.

Dave

Sheldon Radford 02-13-2006 11:12 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Here's another feature I find more and more useful as my plug-in racks have kept growing in size...

If you find yourself using multiple instances of the same plug-in (e.g, Drawmer Tourbuss gate across kick, rack toms, floor tom), it's easy to simply add one plug-in to the rack and then copy it to fill other empty rack slots without having to use the plug-in pull down menu.

Here's how:
1) Put the console in Config mode (must be in Config to instantiate a plug-in).
2) Use the plug-in pull-down arrow on the right side of a rack slot to select and instantiate a plug-in.
3) Click and drag the newly instantiated plug-in to an empty rack slot.
4) Release the mouse button and a menu appears. Choose "Copy Plug-In Here" from the menu.
5) Repeat!

If you're particular about the order plug-ins appear in the racks a similar method can be used to quickly re-arrange things. While in Config mode, click and drag a plug-in to its new destination and choose the "Move Plug-In here" option instead of "Copy...". Plug-in settings and routing are preserved.

Sheldon

dstagl 04-07-2006 08:32 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
We found a use for one of the new v2.0 features last night:

I use the Echo Farm plugin on an FX return for delay because of it's convenient tap tempo button. However, it used to take several button presses to get at it to change the delay.

With 2.0 you can open the plugin on the plugin window and "Pin" it. Now everytime you hit the plug-in button on the console, you will go right to your delay.

Dave

Jimmy Yap 07-04-2006 04:53 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Hi Guys,

It would be real neat if the pedals could be made to map to the tap tempo button.....



Cheers
Jimmy
Singapore

Quote:

We found a use for one of the new v2.0 features last night:

I use the Echo Farm plugin on an FX return for delay because of it's convenient tap tempo button. However, it used to take several button presses to get at it to change the delay.

With 2.0 you can open the plugin on the plugin window and "Pin" it. Now everytime you hit the plug-in button on the console, you will go right to your delay.

Dave


Sheldon Radford 07-06-2006 11:00 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

It would be real neat if the pedals could be made to map to the tap tempo button.....

I agree...but because of the way the system is designed this is not a trivial thing to do, or we would have done it already. Basically, plug-ins run in a separate software environment so that the core system functions - control surface communication and basic chanel mixing - aren't compromised in the event a plug-in fails. To make a footswitch "talk" to a plug-in we have to create a communications bridge between the footswitch ports and the plug-in environment, and must do so in a way that doesn't compromise system stability. That's the tricky, time-consuming part.

Sheldon

eytan 07-06-2006 11:25 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Quote:

It would be real neat if the pedals could be made to map to the tap tempo button.....

I agree...but because of the way the system is designed this is not a trivial thing to do, or we would have done it already. Basically, plug-ins run in a separate software environment so that the core system functions - control surface communication and basic chanel mixing - aren't compromised in the event a plug-in fails. To make a footswitch "talk" to a plug-in we have to create a communications bridge between the footswitch ports and the plug-in environment, and must do so in a way that doesn't compromise system stability. That's the tricky, time-consuming part.

Sheldon

How about making an effects delay unit which is not a part of the plug=ins software environment. You do have compressors and gates which are not plug-ins. That way it would probably be easier to assign a tap button or footswitch. Would that be possible?

Sheldon Radford 07-06-2006 12:09 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Clever idea, but it'd be much more work to add a tappable delay as a core mixing function than to enable the footswitch functions to talk to plug-ins. The beneift of enabling tempo w/ plug-ins is that the user can choose any delay plug-in they want.

Sheldon

kleefurd 11-09-2006 04:42 AM

Re: Additional 16 Auxes!!!
 
Quote:

if you need more than 24 auxes, think about your setup. if you do monitors you mostly spend a whole auxsend for one simple reverb, eg. main vocal. you can free that aux and use the matrix to feed that reverb. put the matrix pickoff to post fader. than use the user input of the matrix to feed the matrix with the desired input channel. now initiate a reverb and use the matrix as the input to the plug.done. you get 8 matrix mixes and 8 pq mixes if you like. you can do cool setups with each tom of a drumset with a different reverb. takes only 3-..... matrixes depnding on the drummer. the big advantage compered to insert it in the channel is that you have access to ther return. you can adjust it for every musician saperately.

have fun

Alternatively, you can also use "direct out" to do just that. Feed the "return" of the reverb (in this case reverb for vocal) to an unused channel or FX return and you free up another valuable Aux.

Sheldon Radford 01-08-2007 06:23 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Pete Keppler (FOH for Nine Inch Nails) duiscusses some of his favorite VENUE techniques in this Mix magazine article:

VENUE shortcuts

Not all of these are considered "officially supported" (we've never tested using an iPod as a USB drive, for example), but all in all some good tricks to be had.

SteveGam 01-27-2007 06:16 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
So I tried the Ipod trick - Doesn't work for walk in music. When you connect it (using d-show version 2.5 software) the Ipod goes into the famous "do not disconnect" screen and you lose the ability to manually operate it. It will charge however. It does not show up in my plug-ins list either, if I create the same plug in directory path on a flash drive it will load it.

So at least I can charge it! I didn't buy the console to run an ipod!!!

Sheldon Radford 01-28-2007 12:11 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Hi Steve,

The iPod "tip" is misleading in a few ways. The iPod won't pass audio into the console through the USB or FireWire connector. A separate analog connection from the headphone output would have to be used. Also, I think some iPods require a setup step in order to be used in hard disk mode. Perhaps this explains why the plug-in installer folder wouldn't appear.

Either way, it's not a configuration we can support or recommend. The tip came from a VENUE "power user" who managed to somehow make it work.

Sheldon

dstagl 01-30-2007 09:32 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Events Manager Tips/Tricks

These are pretty easy, but I'm liking them:

- Repeating Shows

If you're doing multiple shows in the same day here's an easy way to make sure you don't forget to reset. Create a blank snapshot at the end of your show and call it "End of Show" or "Next Show" or whatever. Now create an event. Set the trigger as the recall of that snapshot. Now set the action to recall your very first snapshot. Now your show will automatically loop.


- Snapshot mute groups

On rare occasions I want to automate them. Create an event. Set the trigger as the recall of the snapshot(s) where you want them automated. Set the action to mute or unmute the mute group.


- Fun w/ Delay

I haven't tried this to see if it actually works sonically, but it works in the standalone software. I like riding the delay return instead of the send (I've tried riding the send, but couldn't get a feel for it). I've been trying to find a way to control the send as well so when I ride up the return it only delays when I want it to. Create an event. Set the action for when your delay return fader drops below your preferred threshold (I'm going to try it at -140 dB to start). Set the action to mute your delay send. Now duplicate it and reverse it so that when the fader moves above the threshold the send will unmute.

Dave

Sheldon Radford 01-31-2007 08:21 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Alternate Display Modes on D-Show Profile

Insert Mode (when active) uses the Output section display to display and adjust plug-in settings and can be used in one of two modes: two-line or single-line.
The default is two-line mode, with plug-in parameter names on the bottom row and parameter values on the top. While holding the Default (Alt) button, press the Insert Mode button to toggle the display into single-line mode, which places the plug-in parameter names on the top row (automatically replaced by parameter values when an encoder is adjusted) and the output bus fader names on the bottom row. Use the same Default+Insert Mode button press combination to toggle between the two modes.

There are also two modes for the Input section displays: parameter name and parameter value.
The default is parameter name mode, which places the name of the assigned parameter along the top row (e.g., Input Gain). This name is temporarily replaced with the parameter value when an encoder is moved. While holding the Default (Alt) button, press any assignable encoder parameter button (Gain, HPF, Aux, Comp Thresh, etc.) to toggle the top row of the inputs display to parameter value mode, which displays the current value of all encoders. Use the same Default+<assignable parameter> button press combination to toggle between the two modes.

mixFarm 03-31-2007 02:19 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
big trick to make a TURE post fader delay send on the fader next to the channel you need!!! you know having a main vocal and you want to ride the aux send from a channel fader. no problem with venue:

1. go to plugins and open TRIM on a free slot
2. the input of that plug is the direct out of your channel, lets say main vocal.
3. pickoff must be POST FADER. be shure you set this up in the options
4. the output of that TRIM plug goes to the channel input of the fader next to the main vocal
5. switch the dealy send off on the Main Vocal Channel
6. switch the Delay send on and on 0dB on the new channel

have fun riding your delay like nobody else can do!!!

(this re-routing can be as well used to get group/matrix/PQ outputs back to channel inputs without leaving the console)

ChrisSpeirs 04-28-2008 10:49 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Hello.
Not sure if this is pretty well known or has been covered before but doing a search of here and the internet couldn't help me. So maybe it can help someone else if they are in the same situation as myself.

PFL on fader.

1. In patchbay 'Output' Route Monitor L and R to 'FOH' Digital 2trk L and R.
2. Insert cable between Digital 2trk out and in using the AES.
3. In patchbay 'Inputs' Route Digital 2trk L and R to any FX return.
4. Route said FX return to Mains Left and Right.
5. Send mains Left and Right to any output on the stage rack.

Not sure if theres a better way of doing it if there is please let me know but this seemed to work.

Hope this helps.
Chris

Sheldon Radford 06-26-2008 07:58 PM

Snapshot Edit and Propagate modes
 
Hi everyone,

Here are a few questions that often come up as people start digging into the deeper functionality of snapshots.

How do I use Edit mode, and what's the difference between absolute and relative changes?

Here’s a quick example to help wrap your mind around Edit mode.
1) Save whatever you’re working on to a show file (so you can come back to it later)
2) Clear the console (Options > System > Clear Console)
3) Set fader one to 0 dB. Create new Snapshot 1.
4) Set fader one to -5 dB. Create new Snapshot 2.
5) Set fader one to -10 dB. Create new Snapshot 3.
6) Recall Snapshot 1 (0 dB)

Okay, now the fun begins…
7) Enter Edit mode
8) Move fader one up to +5 dB (a relative change of +5 dB)
9) On the Snapshots page, multi-select all three snapshots
10) Hit the REL button to capture the relative change.
11) Recall snapshots 1, 2 and 3. Fader one should now be at +5 dB, 0 dB, and -5 dB (up 5 dB in each snapshot, relative to the original setting.)

Cool, huh? Now do this, to help understand the difference between Relative and Absolute edit mode:
12) Enter Edit mode again.
13) Set fader one to 0 dB
14) On the Snapshots page, multi-select all three snapshots
15) Hit the ABS button to capture the absolute value.
16) Recall snapshots 1, 2 and 3. Result: Fader 1 is the same value in all snapshots, because the absolute value was stored.

This example uses only faders, but any parameter (aux send, EQ, etc.) can be adjusted using Edit mode.
…and before the band arrives don’t forget to re-load the show file you saved in step 1. Enjoy!

What is the difference between Edit mode and Propagate mode?

On the surface both modes appear to do the same thing: they allow for very localized parameter changes - tweak just the EQ on one channel, for example - to be applied to one or more snapshots in a fast, efficient way. But they're actually quite different...

The way I always describe it is that Propagate mode is great for when you’ve made a change and then realize afterwards that you need to apply that change across a number of snapshots. For example, you finally get the lead vocal EQ dialed in and now need to carry that change through the rest of the snapshots. In this case, it’s easy to enter Propagate mode, scope the vocal channel fader and EQ data type, and apply the change. So Propagate mode is a reactive way of working.

Handy tip: to select all snapshots in the list use CTRL+A on the keyboard, or right-click the list and choose “Select All”

Edit mode is more of a proactive way of working, and has two main benefits compared to Propagate mode:
1) only the controls you change while in Edit mode, and
2) you’re able to make relative changes to parameters stored in snapshots.

Contrast this with Propagate mode, where you can only affect all controls in a section (all EQ controls compared to just the gain on one band, for example, or a single aux send on a channel compared to all Aux Mon or Aux FX).

A great example of when to use Edit mode is this: the drummer says “my mix sounds great, but can you turn the lead singer down by a few dB in every song?” The hard way to do this would be to recall each snapshot individually, adjust the lead singer’s aux send for the drum mix, then re-store the snapshot to capture the change. Then repeat this process for each snapshot. Ugh!

A much better way to do this is to enter Edit mode, make the aux change once, then capture this as a relative change across all snapshots. By applying the relative change you’ve maintained the overall volume curve of the channel in the snapshots (loud in song 1, down a few dB in song 2, etc.), but simply shifted the overall volume curve up or down by some relative amount. Cool!

Sheldon

Darren 68 07-08-2008 06:14 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
I am a monitor engineer who mixes a lot of In Ear Monitors. This is what I do with IEM mixes for singers. Most of the time I will have a seccond channel for the singers vocal IEM mix. This way I can change the eq and whatnot without affecting anyone else's mix but the singer. I used to just split the line to another channel but I would always have to do the same thing for the spare vocal. Now I use an aux bus through a plugin to route both the main vocal and spare to another channel. This way no matter what mic the singer is on it will have the same settings (eq. comp, etc.). This is similar to setting up an effect send/return except we are routing it back to a mono channel instead of an FX return. Here is what to do:

1) Choose an aux and name it "IEM Split" (or whatever you want) I will use aux 24 for this discussion.
2) Choose a channel on your console and also name it "IEM Split" (or whatever) I like to put it somewhere near the main and spare vocal.
3) Setup a mono plugin with the input from Aux 24. (digidesign's compressor works fine)
4) Set the output of the plugin to be your "IEM Split" channel
5) Turn "ON" and route your main and spare vocals to Aux 24 at 0db PRE FADER
6) Bypass the plugin (or use it if you like)

Now both you main and spare vocal will show up on a dedicated IEM channel. You can change the EQ, Comps, whatever. This trick will now give your singer consistency whenever they switch to the spare.

manticore 07-15-2008 02:46 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Another monitor tips when you use wedges and IE for Que that i think is pretty cool is:

Put 2 stereo jacket cabels from FOH out 7 and 8 to FOH in 7 and 8
Patch Monitor L+R to FOH 7 and 8
Patch FOH in 7 and 8 to any 2 inputs you like (FX returns if you have any extra)
Route that channels to L-R and mono, put faders at 0dB
Now you have your que on master fader

The cool part:
Make an event that triggs with master fader below (whatever you like, i use infinity) that mutes Mono output
Make another event that triggs wiht master fader below (same as above) that mutes L+R
Put both in toogle mode.

Now you can change betwen IE and wedge when your master fader goes below the value you have decided


Mathias

bmadix 07-23-2008 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dstagl (Post 923882)
How about some tips and tricks from Venue users.

Here's one to start that I grabbed from one of my A1's.

When you're not using every channel for a show, label the unused channels as "-" instead of leaving them to the default "Ch ??". This makes it a lot easier to find things when scanning the scribble strips.

Dave

My preference is to label them with "******" as opposed to just blank.

Brad

JoshRose 08-10-2008 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mixFarm (Post 1107709)
big trick to make a TURE post fader delay send on the fader next to the channel you need!!! you know having a main vocal and you want to ride the aux send from a channel fader. no problem with venue:

1. go to plugins and open TRIM on a free slot
2. the input of that plug is the direct out of your channel, lets say main vocal.
3. pickoff must be POST FADER. be shure you set this up in the options
4. the output of that TRIM plug goes to the channel input of the fader next to the main vocal
5. switch the dealy send off on the Main Vocal Channel
6. switch the Delay send on and on 0dB on the new channel

have fun riding your delay like nobody else can do!!!

(this re-routing can be as well used to get group/matrix/PQ outputs back to channel inputs without leaving the console)

This is a nice tip. Thanks for posting it. I tried this today, along with another idea that is really similar, but works a little better for me.

I patch my lead vocal input into 2 channels. One that is just a typical input for the lead vocal, and the second one is what I ride for the lead vocal delay. The lead vocal channel sends to LR, but the delay channel does not. And the delay channel has a 0db send to my delay aux, post fader. So I can just ride that fader up and down to control the delay send for that vocal. It's very similar to what you are saying, but it's a lot more hands on, rather than a very responsive post-fader delay. But I adjust my delay sends constantly, so I like this method. It's a lot easier than pulling up my FX returns or selecting the channel and adjusting the aux send (especially on the profile).

I'm gonna do this for other items I send to my delays.

bmadix 08-12-2008 07:58 PM

One other along this line, if you've got a VCA you can assign the delay send to it. You can also change VCA assignments per snapshot, if you only need this here and there.

sully1time 05-14-2009 12:48 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Use Events to mute your media feed after 30 seconds for the first 2 songs

I typically use PQs for a press feed, they only get the first 30 seconds of the first 2 songs. Not particularly a good time in the set for me to be thinking about if its time to mute the press feed.

Save the first 2 snapshots with your Press feed un-muted, then create event's that use the those 2 snapshots to mute the Press feed after waiting 30 seconds or whatever length you want.

I always re-call safe my outputs so i create 2 events for each of the first 2 snapshots. The first event un-mutes the Press PQ immediately when each snapshot is re-called, the 2nd event waits 30 seconds, then mute's the Press PQ. TV camera guys look over at me going about my business wondering how i shut the press feed off at exactly 30 seconds! :)

Sheldon Radford 05-16-2009 09:08 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Hi,
Quote:

So, if/when I adjust the gain on any one of those channels they all adjust. Sheldon? Anyone? Is that the way it's supposed to work?
Yes, this is expected behavior, because the inputs have one thing in common: they share the same analog mic preamp. Any change will affect all channels being fed by the preamp.

Sheldon

rdobra 03-11-2010 10:57 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
I'm sure a lot of the guys around know it already but for all the others :

Event to toogle between input safe modes:

Automation safe, Solo safe and Bank safe are all available at any time but only one of the three can be present when you press the safe switch.On Option>Interaction>Input Safe Switches you can choose one.But that's it.
Now, if you create a simple event you can quickly toogle between the three ( if not sure which one is engaged you'll have to learn the flashing light code ).
Go on Events and create one to trigger Input Switch Mode by pressing anything at your choice - I always keep a function switch for this. Very important to have under fire and using snapshots. On Profile you got 8 of them.

Another good one for rehearsals-soundcheck-linecheck for those on Profile -
You can create a simple event( Options>Events page again ) on one or two switches to target quickly the Next or Previous channel.

jhigbee@tropicana.net 02-02-2011 04:14 PM

Safe Modes & Stereoizing
 
You don't have to choose between automation safe and other safe modes.
All the functionality of recall safe is on the recall safe tab of snapshots. You can be in, say, bank safe and still set up all your automation safeing on that tab.

Also, when "making stereo", I grab the 1st channel where I want it to be, then go get the last channel on the console as its mate. That way, you don't have the extra step of blank channel deletion.

Jhana 12-29-2012 10:16 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by manticore (Post 1265308)
Another monitor tips when you use wedges and IE for Que that i think is pretty cool is:

Put 2 stereo jacket cabels from FOH out 7 and 8 to FOH in 7 and 8
Patch Monitor L+R to FOH 7 and 8
Patch FOH in 7 and 8 to any 2 inputs you like (FX returns if you have any extra)
Route that channels to L-R and mono, put faders at 0dB
Now you have your que on master fader

The cool part:
Make an event that triggs with master fader below (whatever you like, i use infinity) that mutes Mono output
Make another event that triggs wiht master fader below (same as above) that mutes L+R
Put both in toogle mode.

Now you can change betwen IE and wedge when your master fader goes below the value you have decided


Mathias

Thanks that is a great tip. I'm basically a full time monitor eng and I'm finally getting to use the Profile after months behind the m7. I've used the board before but I'm definitely interested in using snapshots and events a lot more in-depth. I'm also excited to try out relative edit modes when doing iems. I love the idea of faders triggering off other faders (heard one about ducking drum overheads if the drum vca goes above unity). And I also love the idea of using foot switches for things like talkback or changing snapshots. I've loved this thread so far and would definitely like to hear what else you guys and gals have come up with for events and snapshots.

vikingthor 01-02-2013 06:30 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhana (Post 1992922)
I've loved this thread so far and would definitely like to hear what else you guys and gals have come up with for events and snapshots.

Well here is one i just start using:
Since Venue doesn't have custom fader layers or POPulation groups, and dragging and dropping faders aren't usefull during a show, i set up one VCA as a Custom fader, for navigating the console. The VCA fader i don't use.

- Make a few snapshots where you only scope 1 VCA and only the VCA assingment.

- Assign the channels to the VCA for different parts of the show/songs store them to different snapshots;
snapshot 1: Rythem instruments; drums, perc, spd
snapshot 2: Lead vocals with most important instruments
snapshot 3: lead vocal with cd (for tape act)
snapshot 4: Band only
snapshot 5: Choir

One great future of this you can also make combinations of input channels and output channels

- I have multiple snapshot already created with different combinations of channels, and a few open snapshots who are scoped but not stored yet, so i can easily store them quick without thinking

- Create an event for the most important custom fader snapshots and trigger them from function switches.

Then Use the VCA Spill for mixing

Jhana 07-03-2013 12:36 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
So I'm watching one of the old webinars, Robert walks through using groups in a monitor situation as stems to send into matrixies. This is a great idea, but I'm looking into a way to use the group stems to send into the Aux mixes as well. Right now I'm feeding the group into a bypassed plugin, and then back into an unused FX return. Now I can assign that "group return" to any aux, but is there a cleaner/easier way to do this?

beefpitas 05-29-2014 11:53 AM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhana (Post 2058271)
So I'm watching one of the old webinars, Robert walks through using groups in a monitor situation as stems to send into matrixies. This is a great idea, but I'm looking into a way to use the group stems to send into the Aux mixes as well. Right now I'm feeding the group into a bypassed plugin, and then back into an unused FX return. Now I can assign that "group return" to any aux, but is there a cleaner/easier way to do this?

That sounds like a great idea, I think I'll try it. Depending on your situation you may get some usefulness by using the outputs of the groups directly to a source (IE avioms). But it is a shame there is no Sends On Faders to the Matrix.

beefpitas 05-29-2014 12:05 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
What about a select all function? Is there a better way to select all the channels than using multiselect and clicking each one? Especially for the editor this would be useful.

Valentyn 05-29-2014 01:49 PM

Re: Venue Tips & Tricks
 
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Originally Posted by beefpitas (Post 2160252)
What about a select all function? Is there a better way to select all the channels than using multiselect and clicking each one? Especially for the editor this would be useful.

Double click on channel bank label (like 1-8, 9-16, etc.) under faders to select all channels.


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