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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 3.6: Channel Window – Aux Sends

Mar 01, 2017 | 6,684 Views

Learn how to configure and route aux sends to main outs, matrixes, and I/O devices in the eMotion LV1 live mixing console.

Aux sends are used to send a channel’s signal to an auxiliary buss. These aux busses converge in aux channels, which are used for monitoring and effects processing. Any channel or group can be sent to up to 16 Aux busses, 8 for monitoring; 8 for effects processing

A channel’s or buss’s place in the signal flow determines whether or not it can be sent to Aux Channels.
For example:

  • Input channels and groups can be sent to Auxes, since they’re near the beginning of the signal flow.
  • Main Outs, on the other hand, can’t, since they’re at the end of the chain.

When used for monitoring, an Aux Monitor Channel is assigned directly to the Main Outs, Matrix, or to an I/O that feeds a monitor.

An aux effects channel can be assigned to mixer outputs in the same way. But it can also be sent to Aux Monitor channels.

This means that processing done on one AUX Effects channel can be sent to several aux monitors. This is an easy and efficient way to use the same effects on several Auxes.

Each Aux Send has 4 source options. Select a source for each Aux Send:

  • INP - After input gain, before processing
  • PRE - Pre-fader, after processing
  • PST - Post-fader, after processing
  • PSP - Post-fader, after processing, Post-Panner

Aux faders and Panners are color-coded to match the source selection. Adjust send level with the faders.

An Aux Send can be stereo or mono. This reflects the Aux Channel that the send is going to. To toggle an Aux channel between mono and stereo:

  • 1. Go to its channel page.
  • 2. Open the list panel in the input section.
  • 3. Click ‘ADD’ and choose ‘Flip to stereo’ from the drop-down menu.

You can also toggle between mono and stereo by clicking the input selectors at the top of an Aux Channel Strip in the mixer window.

The imaging control reflects this change. When finished, return to the channel that you’re sending from.

Aux Sends have 10 Balance and Rotation controls that work like those in the channel output section. Send a mono source to a stereo Aux, and you’ll see a mono Panner when the source is set to PRE INP (Input), or PST (Post) fader. When PSP (Post-Panner) is selected stereo balance rotation control will appear. If the source is stereo, you’ll see a stereo rotator no matter which source is selected. No Panner is shown when the Aux Channel is mono.

Learn more about Panners in Lesson 3.7: Channel Outputs.

The value box next to the source select usually displays the name of the Aux Channel. However, when an aux send fader is touched, its value is shown in the box. Touch the Panner and its value is displayed.

This video introduced the Aux Section of the Channel window. The 16 Auxes are used for monitoring and processing, and all of them can be routed to Main outs, Matrix, or directly to I/Os.

The Effects Auxes can also be sent to monitor aux channels.

In the next video we’ll learn about the output section of the Channel window, where internal routing, outputs and delay groups are assigned.