Re: mixes - can I use ABCD to adjust relative volumes?

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Posted by Jeff Tubaugh on August 02, 1997 at 07:06:01:

In Reply to: mixes - can I use ABCD to adjust relative volumes? posted by Rick Schofield on August 01, 1997 at 12:39:35:

: I'd like to find a way to assign the A-D controllers
: to control the volume of key components of a mix.
: This way, I can adjust the balance of insturments in
: the mix, or even handle distinctly different sounds
: in realtime without switching between mixes.

: I might also like to be able to assign the A-D
: controllers to allow micro-tuning (or detuning) of
: voices within a mix.

I wanted to do something similar, only with a piano, "Oooh" sound, and strings. I wanted to be able to control the volume of the "Ooooh's" and the strings dynamically. The only way I found this could be done was to make the assignments for the individual programs used in the mix, i.e. assigning Controllers as modulation sources for a program. This is a bit of a pain, because then you end up setting up programs for a specific mix, rather than being able to set up "generic" programs and including them in a mix.

In my case, I had to set up controller A as volume for the "Ooooh" program, and controller B as the volume for the strings. Now, if I wanted to use the strings in another mix, and control the string volume, I'd have to be sure none of the other programs in the mix used controller B, because controller B is assigned to the volume of the string program.

You can also set controllers on a global level, but unfotunately not at a mix level. This seems kinda strange, and a little confusing. But as far as I can tell, this is how it works.


: Is there any way to do this?

: Rick

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