I was looking at a PT demo video covering their “New” Folder Tracks feature and I thought to myself that it looked an awful lot like our CHILD BUSSES, except they were able to do this routing (up to 9 folders deep) in stereo.
So, I dug out my old N10.3 manual and looked up Child Busses. They were limited to the I/O tabs for surround use. So, I made one, as per the instructions, but USING IT CHANGED THE OUTPUT TO STEREO. I thought the entire point was to be able to route a separate mono or stereo signal along with the surround output. Consequently, I’ve just gotten myself totally confused about this. So, I did a search here and found a lot of other guys were equally confused about this subject. But very few replies, if any, were given to explain their function.
So, on behalf of all of us confused souls, could somebody please explain how and when you would use child busses?