What is the difference between a bus and a subgroup?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Mabort, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Mabort

    Mabort Guest

    Can someone please tell me what is the difference between a bus and a subgroup?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    A subgroup is a bus but a bus may not necessarily be a subgroup.

    A bus is anyplace in the mixer where one or more signals are mixed together and routed to another part of / or sent out of the mixer. Monitor and rev send aux's are bus's ... the master (2 mix) is a bus.
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  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    As Kurt said, a bus is two or more signals which are grouped together into a single mix path. For example, you can bus all of the drums to a single mix path. You can then send the drums sub-bus, the bass and rhythm guitar to another bus, creating a subgroup of the basic rhythm section.

    It is possible to send buses to multiple paths or subgroups.

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