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jgoble2
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Ok as you can tell we are newbies but my question is about the "post" button on each aux of a studiolive 24.4.2. I understand that it is pre and post fader but I guess I need a better description because we can't decide on when is a good time to use it. Like during live band music, would you want it off or on? How about playing recorded music ie itunes? Thanks for all the help guys. We need it!!
sjpaul
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Basically, pre fader means that you will get an output from the aux as soon as you start increasing the send from a particular channel, irrespective of the fader position. Post fader means that once you set your send level, you are relying on the fader position actually controlling that send. Pre fader is generally used for mixing monitors from FOH, so that when you alter your FOH fader position, the monitor mix doesn't change. Post fader is usually used for FX sends so that the FX level changes with the relative channel fader position. It can also be used when running monitors from a dedicated monitor console so that you have overall fader control to all auxes (set initially at unity) which gives you to bring e.g. A guitar up or down in everyone's mix.
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mwright137
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You generally use PRE fader for auxes that you do NOT want affected by fader changes while mixing the mains. A good example of this is stage monitors. Once you get a good monitor mix, you don't want changes to the mains mix to change the monitor mix. You can use this to let a bad backup singer hear themselves in the monitor while pulling their slider down in the mains mix so nobody hears them

You generally use POST fader for auxes that you DO want affected by fader changes while mixing the mains. A good example of this is effects sends. The reason is that if you pull a vocal out of the main mix, you would want it pulled out of the effects send as well.
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PRE fader axes are also good for headphone mixes in the studio as you can let the artist hear themselves while you play with the mix in the control room. Changes you make to the control room mix do not affect what they hear in their headphones if their aux is pre fader.
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