Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing Can we talk about the master bus chain, please? Reply To: Can we talk about the master bus chain, please?

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face (chris) Janton
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    I try to simply use mains and mixBus. The mains get nothing but meters, the mixBus *may* have processing. "Stereo-anything" I interpret as mains.

    Something that I do when I have the good fortune to get a 2-track recording from a live gig (USB stick in X32 or M32, stereo WAV of the board) is to put the "reference" track into my project routed to MAIN. I level balance the reference to match what is coming out of the mixBus. Now I can toggle between my mix and the live recording. I find it handy for panning and level matching. This all assumes that I have done creative mixing from the live board. I have pre-fader tracks that I mix for the band.

    For me having a mixBus/two bus and a Main/Stereo Out as separate entities is a good thing.