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Help with my Mixer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jahme, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. jahme

    jahme Guest

    Hi, I have the Behringer Eurorack UB1204FX Pro mixer.....i have been recording on this mixer for about a month. i love it. but i got a question about this mixer. It has AUX Sends and STEREO Aux Returns...i am wondering what they are..and what they do...can someone please help me out. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    you can do a lot of things with the aux'es on your mixer. The first and most used is for an efx send and return, In other words you send whichever aux to your efx processor and return it (stereo if that's what you want) to your master bus, or to a stereo set of channels for more control. You can also use the aux'es for sending a channel to an input in your sound card, or to a monitor mix for a live situation. It's basically an optional (auxillary) send for that channel, or whatever channels you have enabeled to that auxillary output, so you can route things through or use to send specific channels anywhere other than the master bus. The actual auxillary knobs control how much (gain wise) of that channel you are sending to whichever aux you are sending to.
     
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Aux sends that are set (either by a switch or factory default) to be "Pre-Fade" are not affected by the channel fader, and these are used for monitor mixes. You have total isolation as to how loud that channel is going to the monitors vs. the main mix.
    Aux sends that are "Post-Fade" are designed to be going to the effects that are hooked up to them. If you have a "true" stereo DSP unit, you will take 1 Aux send to the "Left" and another send to the "Right". The settings on the channel fader will control the overall signal strength to the Aux send. If you put all of your post-fader Aux sends to, say, 12:00, the mix that goes to the effects device(s) will be the same balance that is going to the main mix.Dig?
    The reason that you have mono sends and stereo returns is because many effects units have mono inputs and stereo outs. In addition, you can certainly use a "Pre-Fade" Aux to go to an effects unit. Pulling the fader down completely will take the "dry" signal out of the mix, while turning up the Aux will give you all "wet", and this can be a creative tool. Many songs have been faded-out this way, by pulling down the channel while keeping the pre-fade aux to a reverb unit up...as the song fades, the reverb is left hanging strong...experimenting is the key! Have fun!
     
  4. jahme

    jahme Guest

    can u give me some examples, please?
     

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