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eMotion LV1 Tutorial 4.10: Mixer Window – Route and Channel Modes

Mar 01, 2017 | 3,585 Views

Learn how to select internal and external routing and control all channel controls in the route and channel modes of the eMotion LV1 live mixing console.

In this lesson, we continue to study the eMotion LV1 Layer Modes.

The Route mode lets you view and control signal assignments for all channels or busses in a selected layer.

Use the Route mode to:

  • Patch within the mixer
  • Route to the main mix or directly to I/Os
  • Select a mixer input

Routing information is also displayed in the other places in the mixer, but the Route mode lets you patch all channels in a layer without leaving the Mixer window. Routing possibilities vary, depending on the channel type.

Use the A/B buttons to select the input for a channel. Mixer inputs A and B are patched separately in the Input view of the Patch window. Inputs can patch to any I/O that’s assigned to the mixer.

The GRP, (Group), buttons assign a channel to up to eight mix groups.

Use the MTX, (Matrix), buttons to assign a channel to up to eight matrix channels. `

The Main Outputs section assigns the channel to the main mix. There are separate assignment buttons for L/R, (Left/Right), C (Center), and M, (Mono).

Use the Channel Direct Outputs section to assign the channel to I/O device channels. Open the drop-down menu and choose an I/O and I/O channel. An asterisk (*), shows that an I/O is assigned elsewhere. Assign it to this channel and it will be disconnected from the other one. “Disconnect All” disconnects all I/Os from this channel’s outputs.

The Channel layer mode is an all-in-one view that provides feedback and control of the selected channel. Detailed channel information and controls are displayed, while all the other channel strips in the layer remain visible.

It’s really a combination of the Mixer and the Channel windows. The Channel Mode is particularly useful when you have only one display. Here’s what you can do in the Channel mode:

  • Select Input A or B.
  • Control preamps.
  • Assign and control plugs.
  • Adjust AUX/Effects and AUX/Monitor sends.
  • Assign the channel to groups, matrix, links/DCAs groups, and mute groups.
  • Assign the channel to the main mix and channel direct outputs.

We’ve now studied all eight of the eMotion LV1 factory layer modes. These modes are used to control the of input, routing, aux sends, and processing for the current layer. A mode works the same way in all layers, but they adapt to differences in signal flow.

In the next video, we’ll take a look at the Master Fader section.