Using the stop button as a way to preview reverb?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by jmm22, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    It seems that when I hit the stop button in Cubase, the track stops, but the reverb actually continues on momentarily, as if the stop function has no effect. What exactly is going on here, and is this an effective way to preview reverb by itself (since otherwise it is masked to a great degree by the music)?
  2. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Well a better way to preview reverb by itself is to solo the FX channel. Whats going on is the plug continues to process the tails but as you are now hearing tails possibly induced from a stop point that created artificial transients, its not a valid listening tool, quite aside from the common sense of the matter.
  3. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    Hmmm... My Cubase program apparently has no common sense, as it will not allow a solo of the fx track.
  4. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Hmm, I use the cheapy for most versions, SL or Studio. Should be possible on most of them, maybe LE disables it?
  5. JohnTodd

    JohnTodd Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Standing right behind you!
    LE does allow solo of FX tracks. I use it all the time.
  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
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    This is my standard procedure in Sony Vegas, but I have yet to make soloing of buses work in a normal, useful way in Pro Tools 7 LE. As far as I can tell you can't solo buses in PT without it muting the tracks sending to the bus (silencing the bus). If you set the tracks to Solo Safe they remain audible, so you still can't solo the bus. It does work with pre-fade sends, but that's not how anyone I know does reverb sends. This is probably my most frequent gripe about PT, and if they didn't fix this in PT9 they are idiots.
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