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MikeRivers
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I just want to make sure I haven't missed something here. Is there a way to send the VSL mixer output to a new track in a DAW program other than patching the Line Outputs to the Line Inputs and using the Line Inputs as the source of a new track?

Some hardware offers what's usually called "Loopback" where the output of a track or a mix appears in the list of sources for recording, but that doesn't seem to be present, at least in the current version of the 44VSL driver set. As far as I can tell, once you've recorded several tracks and want o create a new stereo file with the mix (as you hear it played back) the only way to do that is to use a "Bounce to disk" or "Render" function in the DAW. This works, of course, but sometimes I'd like to be able to make a "live" mix where I move faders rather than adjusting levels or using volume automation in the DAW program. It's often quicker that way.
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MikeRivers wrote:I just want to make sure I haven't missed something here. Is there a way to send the VSL mixer output to a new track in a DAW program other than patching the Line Outputs to the Line Inputs and using the Line Inputs as the source of a new track?

Some hardware offers what's usually called "Loopback" where the output of a track or a mix appears in the list of sources for recording, but that doesn't seem to be present, at least in the current version of the 44VSL driver set. As far as I can tell, once you've recorded several tracks and want o create a new stereo file with the mix (as you hear it played back) the only way to do that is to use a "Bounce to disk" or "Render" function in the DAW. This works, of course, but sometimes I'd like to be able to make a "live" mix where I move faders rather than adjusting levels or using volume automation in the DAW program. It's often quicker that way.


As far as I know, you can only print effects used in the VSL software to the tracks but not the entire mix. When I've wanted to do this I have just cabled a pair of outs back to a set if ins. Old school I know but it works...lol

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themuzic wrote:
As far as I know, you can only print effects used in the VSL software to the tracks but not the entire mix. When I've wanted to do this I have just cabled a pair of outs back to a set if ins. Old school I know but it works...lol


That's what I've found, but I just wanted to be sure that I wasn't looking right at it and missing what I was looking for. I do that a lot (old school, old age).

I consider the Fat Channel processing to be something that makes monitoring while tracking sound better. I can see printing EQ or compression to tracks to shortcut the fixing of problems that you know will need to be fixed later, like maybe to filter out rumble, too much proximity effect, or a bass player who can't play two notes at the same volume, but I expect that I'd be doing the final mix with something more familiar and more flexible. Still, being able to send the VSL mix to a stereo track would be a handy way to pass around a reference mix.

Maybe in the next update.
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MikeRivers wrote:
themuzic wrote:
As far as I know, you can only print effects used in the VSL software to the tracks but not the entire mix. When I've wanted to do this I have just cabled a pair of outs back to a set if ins. Old school I know but it works...lol


That's what I've found, but I just wanted to be sure that I wasn't looking right at it and missing what I was looking for. I do that a lot (old school, old age).

I consider the Fat Channel processing to be something that makes monitoring while tracking sound better. I can see printing EQ or compression to tracks to shortcut the fixing of problems that you know will need to be fixed later, like maybe to filter out rumble, too much proximity effect, or a bass player who can't play two notes at the same volume, but I expect that I'd be doing the final mix with something more familiar and more flexible. Still, being able to send the VSL mix to a stereo track would be a handy way to pass around a reference mix.

Maybe in the next update.


Yeah I wish we were just missing something.....lol. It would be a great feature. Let's hope!

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