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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 3.10: Channel Window – Matrix

Mar 01, 2017 | 4,171 Views

Learn how to send up to 8 alternate mixes, each with independent processing, to various locations, using the Matrix of the eMotion LV1 live mixing console.

The Matrix is used to create up to 8 alternate or zone-specific mixes and apply independent processing per zone. Any channel can be assigned to the Matrix.

Here, sources are adjusted, plugins are used for additional processing, and the channel is patched to I/Os. Different mixes are send to diverse locations, whether backstage, to the producer, to a recorder or OB van. This is more efficient than tying up a number of Aux channels for specific feeds.

Use the drop-down Channel menu to select a Matrix channel. Up to 12 channels or busses can be assigned to each of the 8 Matrix channels.

You can add and remove assignments to the Matrix from several locations in the Mixer:

  • A channel’s output section.
  • The Route Mode of the Mixer window.
  • The Internal Assignments page of the Patch window. Assignments made from these section default to Post-Pan.
  • Matrix Inputs can also be assigned in the Input section of a Matrix channel. And directly on a Matrix Fader strip.

All assignments appear in the Matrix Input list. To add a source assignment directly on the fader strip:

  • Click on the drop-down menu at the top.
  • Choose a channel and a source:

    - Input

    - Pre Fader

    - Post Fader

    - Post Pan

When the Matrix channel is Mono, the send behavior is slightly different. If the source channel and the Matrix channel are both Mono, then Post-Pan allows you to choose between:

  • Left
  • Right
  • All (a sum of both as a source)

When the input channel is Stereo, you have this choice with all sources.

Up to 8 plugins can be added to each Matrix channel. There is no Main Control section in the Matrix page, so plugins are adjusted in their plugins panes. To return to the Matrix channel view, click ‘BACK TO MAIN’.

Each assigned source has a channel strip with a fader, peak level indicator, and mute. Use these faders to adjust the sends to the selected Matrix channel.

A Matrix channel OUTPUT can be assigned only to I/Os. It cannot return to the mixer, or be sent to Main outs. Open the OUTPUT LIST panel to patch the Matrix channel to I/Os, assign DELAY GROUPS, and set channel SOURCE. You can also assign a Matrix channel to MUTE groups and link DCAs

On the main output panel is a fader and peak meter. You can assign also a Matrix channel to mute groups and LINK/DCAs.

On the Main OUTPUT Panel is a fader and a peak meter.

In this lesson we saw that the Matrix is used to send different mixes to diverse locations. It’s like having lots of aux monitor channels, each dedicated to different version of the mix.

The next video will end our tour of the Channel window. We’ll examine the Link/DCA channels that are used for adjusting the parameters of several channels at the same time, and for remotely controlling fader values