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Chapter 17. Uing External Effects > Using an External Send

Using an External Send

The simplest way to use an external send effect is to use the available send effects on the channel strips to route audio to the VST output bus. The process is the same whether you route your audio to external hardware or to internal send effects or groups. A channel—whether audio, VSTi, or ReWire—can route a signal to any FX channel, any output bus, or any active group channel. Each send on the channel strip can also route to any active VST outputs. To use an external effect, you need to make the VST outputs available using the Devices menu.

To create an external send effect:

1.
Be sure that your VST connections are configured to route audio correctly to your external effect (see “Configuring VST Connections” earlier in this chapter).

2.
On the mixer channel that will be the send source, click the drop-down menu above the input setting and select Sends (Figure 17.5) to make send effects visible in the extended mixer.

Figure 17.5. Select Sends to make send effects visible in the extended view area for the channel.


3.
Click one of the effects slots and, from the drop-down menu, select the hardware output for the external effect.

Figure 17.6 shows Mo FX being selected for a send slot.

Figure 17.6. Selecting one of the external effects, in this case, one named Mo FX, as the send destination.


4.
Click the power button for the send and adjust the blue-green slider to control the amount of the signal from the channel that is fed to the external effect (Figure 17.7).

Figure 17.7. Adjusting the amount of the signal sent to the external effect.



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