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Analog Summing - Can't Here Insert Effects On "PRINT" Channel ?
Old 4th October 2019
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Analog Summing - Can't Here Insert Effects On "PRINT" Channel ?

I'm sending 14 Channels out of my interface into a summing box, I then send that stereo mix back into Cubase via SPDIF in. To be able to monitor and/or "print" that summed mix, I create a stereo audio track, with the input set to the SPDIF in (my summed mix), and the output set to stereo out.

I'm experimenting with putting a plugin(s) on the insert of the print Channel, but I can't hear the effect. Can someone please explain why this isn't working? Surely there's a way to use plugins after the summed mix?

Thanks
Marc
Old 4th October 2019
  #2
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I'm sending 14 Channels out of my interface into a summing box, I then send that stereo mix back into Cubase via SPDIF in. To be able to monitor and/or "print" that summed mix, I create a stereo audio track, with the input set to the SPDIF in (my summed mix), and the output set to stereo out.

I'm experimenting with putting a plugin(s) on the insert of the print Channel, but I can't hear the effect. Can someone please explain why this isn't working? Surely there's a way to use plugins after the summed mix?

Thanks
Marc
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Old 4th October 2019
  #3
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What I do is I return into an aux track called “sum return.” That then digitally routes to an audio track. I print clean, then I apply mastering to the audio track after it’s printed.

I originally used the aux so I could use stereo width and vu meter plugins to calibrate the individual channels of the ca500 adat. Then I just kept the aux there because it was already routed

I guess I should call it 2bus processing, not “mastering.” But I’m only summing 8 channels, so 4 stereo sub mixes, which already have what I’d consider to be “2bus processing,” on them. (Saturation and compression.)

Everything I do to the master is usually reductive eq and limiting. So call it whatever you want.
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