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2. SECTIONS / SIGNAL FLOW
The Mixer is configured
with 14 stereo input
channels, which are
combined and routed to the
Left and Right Master
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
The audio signal flow in every
channels in the mixer is as seen
•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.
3. AUX. SENDS
The four independent AUX Sends control the amount of
channel signal that is to be sent to other devices - such as
1.If you create an effect device when the Mixer is selected, the
effect is auto-routed to the first available Send/Return
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.
4. EQ 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
5. PAN CONTROL / MUTE / SOLO
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.
6. CHANNEL FADER / CHANNEL METER
The channel fader is used to control the output level of each
By adjusting the faders, you can set the desired mix (balance)
between different devices connected to the Mixer.
The meter is a graphical representation of the channel output
•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.
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.
7. AUXILIARY RETURN AND 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.
•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
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
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).
9. CHAINED 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.
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