Definition: The Solo function allows you to listen to paths without affecting the master output (non-destructive solo). For example, you can solo a channel to listen to an individual instrument as you set EQ, or on an Aux you might use solo to check what is being sent to a foldback.
LIVE has two solo buses, A & B, that feed three solo output paths (1, 2, 3).
Press Solo on a Fader Tile to send a path to the solo buses.
Each bus can be toggled on/off and trimmed with the encoders in the Master Tile. The Clear button cancels active solos.
The solo buses may be routed to the output channels via the Master Tile by pressing the A or B Solo Select to choose the bus to configure, then pressing the 1, 2 or 3 Output Select to toggle the route from that bus to the outputs.
Trim and routing may also be done via the main touchscreen channel view. Touch the Solo button in the right side-bar to reveal these functions.
This diagram shows an overview of the solo system:
The Solo Outputs have their own paths (located in the Misc bank by default). Their processing and physical output routing (to headphones perhaps) is adjusted here just like other path types.
Note: Local analogue outputs A13-A16 are also internally hard-wired to the console's two headphone jacks, located located under the front armrest. For this reason, you may want to use outputs A1 and A2 for your main stereo out.
Each path can send to solo A and/or B, Pre Fader or Post All, on a per path basis. This allows for a significant amount of customization vs a traditional global pre or post button.
Path solo behaviour is defined in the Fader page of the Detail View. To open, double-tap the quick display when the Fader assign button is active:
Paths can also be set to not feed either or both Solo Buses. To do this select None from the drop down menu.
Bus Default means the feed point dictated by the Solo Bus Default Feed point. This is set in Menu > Setup > Options > User tab.
Note: By default, Solo buttons inter-cancel (pressing one will cancel others). This feature can be toggled using the Additive Solo Mode function in Setup > Options > User. When enabled, solo will be additive.