Aux paths (or Aux sends) are intended for outputs that require independent mixes, such as sends to artist monitoring, communications, or subwoofers. They can also be used as traditional effects-type sends, although Stems may be better suited for those as they can be routed directly to other Auxes.
Aux paths differ from Input Channels in the following ways:
- You can only send to them from Channels and Stems; they have no input source routing dialogue.
- They cannot be sent to Stems or other Auxes, but they can be bussed to Masters or routed out (or to the Matrix).
- Aux Query collects paths feeding and fed by it, rather than paths fed by it only. See for details.
- Talkback can be sent to Aux paths only, as described below.
You can define whether or not sends to the Aux follow the Pan of the channel using the Follow Pan button in the Eyeconix page of the Aux's Detail dialogue.
When follow pan is off, Pan controls are added to the send controls in the sending channel's detail dialogue for that Aux. Only the Pan controls relevant to the combination of source channel format and Aux bus format will be available.
By default, Aux sends are muted by the channel Mute button, regardless of whether they are pre-fade (and therefore pre-mute) or post-fade. To leave pre-fade sends unmuted when the channel Mute button is on, deselect Follow Mute in the Aux's detail dialogue.
Talkback to Aux
Talkback elements prior to the Aux path controls are summarised as follows:
- Talkback sources are selected in the Talkback routing displays.
- The Talkback encoders in the Master Tile Trim and Mute the Talkback signals.
- Talkback sends to Aux paths can be switched in and out using the Aux controls within the Talkback path (they are In by default)
Talkback sends to Auxes are controlled in the Aux path's Fader/TB Quick Controls.
Press the Aux's Quick Control encoder on the Fader Tile or double-tap the on-screen encoder to toggle between channel fader and Talkback Quick Controls.
To send Talkback to an Aux output, press the TB button.
The Dim encoder defines how much the normal Aux signal is reduced in level when Talkback is activated.
Similar controls are available within the Fader/TB page of the Aux Detail dialogue: