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Thread [Getting started] Insert Effects and Aux Effects

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lib192

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1 Posted on 06/16/2013 at 23:49:12
Insert Effects and Aux Effects
To avoid connection errors, it's important to distinguish between insert and aux effects. Their operation is different, so their integration in the audio path is different too. That's why it's important to distinguish inserts from auxiliaries to process a signal.

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2 Posted on 06/18/2013 at 16:26:46
I have to explain this many times a year to people, Its amazing how simple yet misunderstood it is. I will be sending the next person asking right here :bravo:
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3 Posted on 06/18/2013 at 18:09:47
That was very clear and to the point, thank you!
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4 Posted on 06/19/2013 at 04:19:16
Thanks! We aim to please :bravo:
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5 Posted on 06/22/2013 at 08:43:20
Thanks for this useful information - it's becoming clearer....slowly
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6 Posted on 06/23/2013 at 05:39:30
Great info! I'm just getting started trying to learn the ins and outs of pro audio equipment, that helped a lot. Thank you!
lib192

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7 Posted on 07/01/2013 at 01:02:47
Many thanks for your comments, I appreciate.
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8 Posted on 12/04/2014 at 14:11:55
I just read this article and I must say, I really enjoyed it.

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That's why inserts are usually used for effects that change the waveform of the audio signal, like dynamic processors (gate/expander, compressor/limiter), saturation/distortion effects, bitcrushers, de-essers, filters (EQs, wah effects, etc.), audio restoration tools, and psycho-acoustic processors (harmonic generators, stereo width processors, etc.).


We've also mentioned that an aux adds an effect without actually changing the source signal, which makes them ideal for effects that are mixed with the original signal. We are talking about "acoustic generators" (reverb, delay, echo, etc.), pitch effects (harmonizer, octaver, pitch-shifter, etc.) and modulation effects (chorus, flanger, phaser, etc.).

A special remark: if you have the choice, use a post-fader aux so that the effect amount (ratio between effect signal and direct signal) stays the same, regardless of the fader position in the channel.


Very good information to have, right there...
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9 Posted on 12/05/2014 at 10:00:51
Thanks. We're glad it was helpful.
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