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THE MIXER
IN
REASON*
An introduction by
BARTOLOMÉ BARRERO
* SCREENSHOTS DO NOT APPLY TO VERSIONS 6/7 BUT FUNCTIONALITY IS ...
SUMMARY
/ CHAPTERS
6.C
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FAD
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7.M
ASTER
FAD
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8.B
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9.C
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1.PR
ESEN
TATIO
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1. PRESENTATION
Hi,
My name is Bartolomé Barrero and I’m a 38-
years-old internet professional from Madrid
(Spain).
I’m st...
2. SECTIONS / SIGNAL FLOW
SECTIONS
The Mixer is configured
with 14 stereo input
channels, which are
combined and routed to...
3. AUX. SENDS
AUXILIARY SENDS
The four independent AUX Sends control the amount of
channel signal that is to be sent to ot...
4. EQ CONTROLS
EQUALIZER CONTROLS
The EQ Treble and Bass controls is used to cut or boost the
higher and lower frequencies...
5. PAN CONTROL / MUTE / SOLO
PAN CONTROL
Use this control to set the left/right position of the channel in
the stereo fiel...
6. CHANNEL FADER / CHANNEL METER
CHANNEL FADER
The channel fader is used to control the output level of each
corresponding...
7. AUXILIARY RETURN AND MASTER FADER
MASTER FADER
The Master L/R fader controls the summed output level of all
channels in...
8. BACK CONNECTIONS
AUXILIARY (AUX) SEND OUT
There are four stereo Send Out connectors, which normally are
used to connect...
9. CHAINED MIXERS
CHAINING MIXERS
If you need more Mixer channels, you can simply create a new Mixer.
After this, the Mixe...
THANK
YOU
HOPE IT HELPED
www.about.me/bbarrero
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  1. 1. THE MIXER IN REASON* An introduction by BARTOLOMÉ BARRERO * SCREENSHOTS DO NOT APPLY TO VERSIONS 6/7 BUT FUNCTIONALITY IS THE SAME.
  2. 2. SUMMARY / CHAPTERS 6.C H AN N EL FAD ER 7.M ASTER FAD E 8.B AC K C O N N EC TIO N S 9.C H AIN ED M IXER S 1.PR ESEN TATIO N 2.SEC TIO N S3.AU X SEN D S 4.EQ C O N TR O LS 5.PAN C O N TR O L
  3. 3. 1. PRESENTATION Hi, My name is Bartolomé Barrero and I’m a 38- years-old internet professional from Madrid (Spain). I’m studying “Introduction to Musical Production” to improve my professional background as well as a personal interest (hobby). You can follow me on twitter at @bbarrero
  4. 4. 2. SECTIONS / SIGNAL FLOW SECTIONS The Mixer is configured with 14 stereo input channels, which are combined and routed to the Left and Right Master outputs. The vertical channel “strips” are identical and contain - from the top down - four Auxiliary Sends, an EQ section, Mute and Solo buttons, Pan control, and a Level fader. SIGNAL FLOW The audio signal flow in every channels in the mixer is as seen below. •Note that the Solo function is true “in- place” solo, so you will hear the soloed channel(s) including any Aux Send effects. •Note also that if the pre-fader send mode is activated for Aux 4 the send is tapped after the EQ and Pan controls but before the channel fader.
  5. 5. 3. AUX. SENDS AUXILIARY SENDS The four independent AUX Sends control the amount of channel signal that is to be sent to other devices - such as effect processors. 1.If you create an effect device when the Mixer is selected, the effect is auto-routed to the first available Send/Return connectors. 2.You can then control the amount of effect that is to be applied to any device connected to a Mixer channel via the corresponding AUX Send knob. 3.The AUX Send outputs are taken post channel fader, but you have the option of selecting Pre-fader mode for AUX Send 4 (by clicking the “P” button next to the send so that it lights up). In that mode, the send level is independent of the channel fader. The sends are in stereo but can be used in mono as well.
  6. 6. 4. EQ CONTROLS EQUALIZER CONTROLS The EQ Treble and Bass controls is used to cut or boost the higher and lower frequencies of the signal, respectively. Click on the EQ button to activate the EQ. If you need more advanced EQ, you can always use a PEQ2 parametric EQ as an insert effect for a device. It has controls for Frequency, Q width, and Gain amount for each band. There is also a great graphic display of your EQ curve.
  7. 7. 5. PAN CONTROL / MUTE / SOLO PAN CONTROL Use this control to set the left/right position of the channel in the stereo field. [Command]/[Ctrl]-click the Pan knob to set Pan to the default “0” (center position). MUTE (M) AND SOLO (S) BUTTONS •Clicking a channel’s Mute button silences the output of that channel. Click the button again to unmute the channel. •Clicking a channel’s Solo button silences all other mixer channels, so that you only hear the soloed channel. •Several channels can be soloed at the same time, but in this case, note that soloed channels can’t be muted with the Mute button. To mute one of several channels in solo mode you simply “unsolo” it.
  8. 8. 6. CHANNEL FADER / CHANNEL METER CHANNEL FADER The channel fader is used to control the output level of each corresponding channel. By adjusting the faders, you can set the desired mix (balance) between different devices connected to the Mixer. CHANNEL METER The meter is a graphical representation of the channel output level. •If the signal level pushes the meter into the range of the red area, try lowering either the output level of the device connected to the channel, or the channel fader itself, to avoid distortion. CHANNEL LABEL Each channel in the mixer that has a device connected to it, displays a read-only label with the name of the device to the left of the fader.
  9. 9. 7. AUXILIARY RETURN AND MASTER FADER MASTER FADER The Master L/R fader controls the summed output level of all channels in the Mixer. Use this fader to change the relative level of all channels, to make fade-outs etc. AUXILIARY RETURN •The Auxiliary Returns provide an “extra” four stereo inputs in addition to the Mixer’s 14 stereo channels. •The main function of Return channels is to provide inputs for connected Send effects devices. •Each Aux Return channel has a level control, and a read-only tape label that display the name of the device connected to the Return channel.
  10. 10. 8. BACK CONNECTIONS AUXILIARY (AUX) SEND OUT There are four stereo Send Out connectors, which normally are used to connect to the inputs of effect devices. To connect to a mono-input device, use Left (Mono) output. AUXILIARY (AUX) RETURNS There are four stereo Return input connectors. These are normally connected to the left and right outputs of effect devices. MASTER LEFT/RIGHT OUTPUTS The Master outputs are auto-routed to the first available input pair on the Audio Hardware interface (this sends the audio to the outputs of your audio hardware).
  11. 11. 9. CHAINED MIXERS CHAINING MIXERS If you need more Mixer channels, you can simply create a new Mixer. After this, the Mixers are automatically connected via the “Chaining Master” and “Chaining Aux” connectors. The newly created Mixer’s Master Output is connected to the original Mixer’s Chaining Master input. The Master Out Level for the new Mixer is now controllable from the original Mixer’s Master fader - so that this fader now controls the Master output level of both mixers. The newly created Mixer’s four stereo Aux Send outputs is connected to the original Mixer’s Chaining Aux connectors. The new Mixer will now have access to any Aux Send effects connected to the original Mixer, via the same corresponding Aux Send(s). This way, the two Mixers operate as “one”. NOTE: One exception is the Mute/Solo function. Soloing a channel in one of the Mixers, will not mute the channels in the other Mixer.
  12. 12. THANK YOU HOPE IT HELPED www.about.me/bbarrero
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