Originally Posted by H89
The summing (?) matrix buttons allow the insert return to be summed with the bus signal.[/B] This
opens up a number of creative options - for example you can sum the output of another submixer
or of your DAW with the console mix busses without using channels or you can process some
signals via the Record bus, then sum the Record bus outputs with the Mix bus for further
It's that last bit that changes my normal patch routine- "sum the Record bus outputs with the Mix bus for further processing." The further processing won't happen with the flip of a switch now (the INSERT switch) because that insert is being taken up for the REC return. Comparing the "further processing" in and out of the signal path now requires bypassing the gear itself, provided it has bypass capabilities. This is why I think I'll try to bring the REC buss back to the MIX buss via fx or open stereo fader.
I didn't get to the bottom of my original issue yesterday. Although the definite inclusion of the REC buss in the final print was a piece of the puzzle, I still heard a little less magic in the printed track. Stereo spread and depth are the best way I can describe it. I need to keep working on it, but life (family obligations) got in the way.
I did want to pose another quick question to you guys that I couldn't answer with the manual. Re: automation - it's only engaged and playing previously recorded moves when you're "in" a selected mix? Seems like I can't just have a song play the automation without having a mix selected and subsequently updating it too. Is there a mode that will play the automation without going thru the EXECUTE routine? Just a way to play a song with automation purely for listening?
Thanks for the continued support and suggestions. Really helps!