what is a mult
I think I've got a pretty good idea already, but could someone explain the process of "multing up " a signal, give an example of uses and common ways this is accomplished And how this would be, could be applied within the Pro Tools enviorment?
I don't recall seeing this done before, I assume that a patch bay is involved (when analog) but would really appreciate a walk through or suggestion of where to read up on it. Thanks for any help.
For instance, say you want your snr to have a quick pop on the lows & mids but natural decay on top (maybe the room had a nasty resonance you want to get rid of without ruining the rest of the natural ambience)... you can run the snr track directly from the multitrack into the mult, then from the mult into 2 adjacent channels on the mixer. From there, EQ each channel so the 2 desired frequency ranges are emphasized, and apply the different dynamics to each channel.
There are a lot of different possibilities. They come in very handy. I recommend putting at least one on the patchbay if you're building it now. It's better to have a mult and not need it than to wish you did have one.
As for ProTools... A mult might still come in handy, tho it would depend on how you use PT. Hard to think of a scenario for that. Maybe if you have more physical inputs than outputs?
Either way, what you then do in those channels is up to you...
Right now we've got our 888's and out board gear all normalled to dbx 1/4" patch bays.
thanks for the replys. Craig
Hmmm - I'm not sure my explaination is very clear. It's not very hard, but for some reason I'm not describing it too well! Someone else want to try?