VCA masters and Solo behavior
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18th February 2013
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VCA masters and Solo behavior

I'm setting up a new template. Have set up VCA masters for Dx, Fx Food groups, Mx, and VO.

Each stem is fed to an Aux. If I want to be able to solo a VCA group, the Aux must be linked to the group. Now if I ride the VCA fader on that group, both the source track fader AND the aux fader moves. Any cut/boost will be doubled right? If the Aux isn't linked it mutes when the group is solo'd giving no output, but fader riding is normal.

Am I right? If so how can this be avoided? In that case I might as well ride the Auxes instead of the VCA's right?
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I'm setting up a new template. Have set up VCA masters for Dx, Fx Food groups, Mx, and VO.

Each stem is fed to an Aux. If I want to be able to solo a VCA group, the Aux must be linked to the group. Now if I ride the VCA fader on that group, both the source track fader AND the aux fader moves. Any cut/boost will be doubled right? If the Aux isn't linked it mutes when the group is solo'd giving no output, but fader riding is normal.

Am I right? If so how can this be avoided? In that case I might as well ride the Auxes instead of the VCA's right?
Solo safety the Auxes by Control/clicking their solo buttons in the mix or edit window. They will become grayed out indicating that they are isolated from solo controlled muting. Alternatively, if you are using an ICON console, hold down Control and press the solo button on the console (don't know if that works with other Avid consoles). Do the same thing with reverb returns.
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And then remove the Aux Master from the VCA group
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Brilliant, thanks guys!

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you don't need the groups to be active for VCa's to work. Still auto mate solo, mute etc

This is precisely my setup.
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