Path Linking

Control parameters can be linked across multiple paths in real time, while maintaining relative offsets.

To set up Path Linking go to the Channel View and tap Path Link to the right of the screen.

Now select the paths to link by tapping their Eyeconix or central context window area on the screen or using their SELECT buttons on the Fader Tiles. These paths are now in the link.

The first path selected with become the console's Selected path (indicated by a white border around the path in Channel View), appearing in the Detail View (if visible) and on the Focus Fader (if not locked to another path).

All path types are compatible with Path Linking including Matrix channels and VCAs.

Note: Only paths of the same type can be linked; Channels cannot be linked with Stems, fully processed Auxes cannot be linked with Dry Auxes etc. Tip: Use Range Select to quickly select multiple paths from the Fader Tiles. Hold down the SELECT button of the first path, then tap the SELECT button of the last path in the range. Now release both buttons. This can also be done across neighbouring Fader Tiles.
Range Select also works on the Channel View and Overview pages; click on the first path, hold down the Shift key on a connected keyboard then click the last path to link all paths of the same type between the two.

Once the paths have been added to the link, adjust a parameter on one path in the link and the other linked paths will update accordingly. These are relative changes.

Press & hold the Path Link button to open a popout with a series of multi-select options:

  • Select All - link all paths of the same type
  • Active Banks - link all of selected path type in all banks currently displayed on all Fader Tiles
  • Active Layers - link all of selected path type in all layers currently active on all Fader Tiles

To activate these options, engage them at any time. For example, if there are two full input channels in the link, and Select All Channels is pressed, all of the full input channels will be added to the link.

Tapping Clear Selection will clear the current link. Engaging Suspend will temporarily deactivate the link, disengage to reactivate.

Press & hold Path Link again to toggle the popout but retain the link.

When all adjustments have been made to the linked paths, tap Path Link to clear the link (and close the popout if opened).

Note: Relative offsets between paths in a linked group are not retained when paths reach their maximum and minimum travel. To retain relative offsets between paths, the lowest positioned path should be used to fade down parameters, and likewise the highest positioned path should be used to fade up.

Fast Setup

The Path Link popout also contains a Fast Setup button. This expands the popout to show additional controls for quickly setting parameters of the selected path(s).

Fast Setup is applied to a single Selected path, but can be used in conjunction with Path Link to make changes to multiple paths simultaneously.

Caution: Fast Setup can be used to adjust one or more levels by large amounts. Use care when using this feature!

The following actions can be performed:

  • Set Input Trim to 0 dB
  • Set Input Trim to X dB*
  • Set Fader to 0 dB or -∞ dB (off)
  • Set Fader to X dB*
  • Pan path 100 % Left or Right
  • Reset Pan settings to default (centre)
  • Switch EQ/Filters In or Out
  • Reset EQ/Filters section (Out & flat)
  • Switch Compressor/Gate In or Out
  • Reset Compressor/Gate section
  • Switch all Full/Dry** Stem/Aux/Master sends In or Out
  • Switch all Full/Dry** Stem/Aux sends to 0 dB or -∞ dB (Off)
  • Switch all Full/Dry** Stem/Aux sends to X dB*

* The To ... buttons open a keypad into which a value can be entered and applied in one of two ways when used in conjunction with Path Link:

  • In Abs (Absolute) terms: the Selected path and linked paths will all be set to the absolute value entered (e.g. all to -3 dB regardless of previous position)
  • In Rel (Relative) mode: the Selected path will be set to the value entered and linked paths will change in value relative to the Selected path. e.g. if the Selected path is currently at -6 dB and a linked path is at -10 dB (-4 dB lower), entering -3 dB will set the Selected path to -3 dB and the linked path to -7 dB (retaining the relative -4 dB offset).

** Use the Full and Dry buttons to switch the bus sends section between Full and Dry sends.

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