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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 3.5: Channel Window – Main Control Panel

Mar 01, 2017 | 3,254 Views

Learn how to quickly access and control the main channel strip plugins that come with the eMotion LV1 mixer – eMo D5 Dynamics, eMo Q4 EQ, and eMo F2 Filter.

In the last video we learned how to insert and manage plugins in the LV1 using the Plugin menu. Now we’ll learn how to control the LV1’s built-in dynamics, EQ, and filter plugins from one central panel.

The Main Control Panel lets you view and control most parameters of the three eMo plugins. Controls in this section are mapped to their equivalents in the plugin panes and other windows.

Click on a plugin thumbnail icon to open its plugin pane.

When a plugin pane is open, you can click on the BACK TO MAIN button to return to the Main Control section. If a plugin is not assigned, select “Assign Dynamics”.

These plugins can be controlled in a number of ways:

  • Filters can be controlled in the Channel Input Section.
  • EQ and Dynamics processors can be controlled in the Channel Main Control Section.
  • Sections of Filters, EQ, and Dynamics plugins can be switched on and off in the Dynamics/EQ layer mode of the Mixer window.

Assigning a Dynamics plugin maps these controls to the Main Control Section.

  • Gate/expander
  • Compressor
  • Leveler
  • DeEsser
  • Limiter
  • Makeup Gain

Most of these controls are mapped to the Mixer window, and can be assigned to external controllers.

All standard EQ parameters can be controlled from the Main Control section. The Main section maps 4 EQ bands. Controls include:

  • Filter Type
  • Q Setting
  • Gain Adjust Knob and Value Box:
  • Frequency Adjust
  • Band On/Of
  • EQ Curve & Markers:

With certain EQ plugins, left and right channels can be controlled separately or together. If L+R is on, then any change made to one in channel will affect the other.

An assigned filter is controlled from the Channel Window Input section. Engage or disengage HP and LP filters here. Frequency settings are shown in the value box. The filter graphic display is shown in the main section.

The Main Control Section is also used to send the channel to up to 8 effects and 8 monitor aux busses. Aux send level, send source, pan/rotation are controlled here.

Watch the next video for an in-depth look at the aux sends.