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Help, trying to create a vocal chain in Samplitude prox5

I'm trying to set up a simple vocal chain in samplitude pro x5 using Aux buses but can't quite wrap my head around it. I have made my own templates in the past which typically include some midi drums sent to a drum bus, a couple guitar tracks sent to a guitar bus, bass sent to a bass bus, vocals sent to a vocal bus etc.. These buses, I send to a submix bus which is then sent to my main outs. I use different amp sims and effects as plug-ins which works fine but want to be able to capture the vocal chain straight to a track just so that it's a better track (wave file) to start with..

I have tried to create a mono aux bus (which I name vocal chain) ,create a mono audio track (vocal 1)
I take my my vocal input and run it through the aux bus(vocal chain) where I've inserted a little eq and compression plug in (thus the vocal chain)
Here is where I get lost. I'm trying to send the output of the aux channel(vocal chain) to the input of the audio channel (vocal 1) but can't choose it. I can only choose one of my interface channels (a umc 4040hd)

I've seen it done on Pro Tools and in Logic but don't know if it's even possible in Samplitude. This has been driving me crazy for the past couple of days where I keep thinking it's right there you just need to enable something or choose something or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks guys

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Profile picture for user kmetal
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kmetal Tue, 03/09/2021 - 08:54

You want to output the aux bus to the input of the Master Bus. Or if there is a sub mix bus send it to that, then the submix will go to the master bus.

Using an aux creates what's called a "parallel chain", and gives you the option to blend the dry vocal with the processed vocal. This can be useful but is not always necessary.

For your uses you may be better off applying eq/ compression directly on the vocal track inserts, and use parallel when you want to experiment, or know you want it.

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cheatwheat Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:52

kmetal, post: 468140, member: 37533 wrote:
You want to output the aux bus to the input of the Master Bus. Or if there is a sub mix bus send it to that, then the submix will go to the master bus.

Using an aux creates what's called a "parallel chain", and gives you the option to blend the dry vocal with the processed vocal. This can be useful but is not always necessary.

For your uses you may be better off applying eq/ compression directly on the vocal track inserts, and use parallel when you want to experiment, or know you want it.

kmetal, post: 468140, member: 37533 wrote:
You want to output the aux bus to the input of the Master Bus. Or if there is a sub mix bus send it to that, then the submix will go to the master bus.

Using an aux creates what's called a "parallel chain", and gives you the option to blend the dry vocal with the processed vocal. This can be useful but is not always necessary.

For your uses you may be better off applying eq/ compression directly on the vocal track inserts, and use parallel when you want to experiment, or know you want it.

And thanks for replying Kmetal

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