Stereo Buss

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Fastback6789, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Fastback6789

    Fastback6789 Guest

    Hey everybody I was just wondering if somebody (I'm sure everybody can answer this for me) could tell me what a stereo bus is and what its used for?

  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    It's when 20 of your mates and you, stock up on portable radios and use public transport.
    Stereo bus...

    OK, OK, seriously. A bus...

    It's what you call your summed mix. If you're using a mixer (analog or digital) it's the main mix, or any of the monitor mixes. If you're using a recording program or something like that then its any send or aux you create to put effects on.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    OMG thats hilarious!

    Sometimes it is a group channel. Example you have a 6 mic set up on the drums, each mic has a different volume setting and each are panned differently. You then route this to one stereo channel where you can bring the entire mix up or down without having to move six sliders. A mono group would not allow the pan effects thru.

    This is also done when you want to put a global effect on the entire group for example in this case you could use one insert effect like reverb across the entire drum sound. This can save a good deal of CPU as opposed to six channels of verb.

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