Dont understand VCA faders..

Just watched the Video.

Before Cubase 8 we could group channels - put our drums on a group and the group slider could move all the faders in relation to each other.

VCA seems to do just this - what’s the difference?

Zero

imagine the tracks going to the group are being sent to auxes (fx tracks), say reverbs. lowering the group volume changes the proportion of the dry vs reverbed signal (=too much reverb). working by ganging the faders instead is more handy.

You mean “link”, not “Group,” right? Cos Group fader did not move the original faders.

Yeah, VCA Faders are pretty much a skin for linked faders, except for one, huge difference: VCA Faders can be automated independently of the original faders; and that automation can be blended into the original faders’ automation. Pretty rad, actually.

thats right with the sends, but on the other hand, what if having lets say drum channels routed to Group channel with compression on its insert and also they are are linked to VCA fader, now that i move my VCA the amount of gain into the groups compressor is changing acordingly, so it can compress very little to none or squash the compressor !! mmm…

Bingo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra67__XDr7A&list=UUAv0mI6kHe7uqohgOiS2lQg&index=2 , 1:15 - 4:45, especially from 2:45.

Also, if running through groups, you get these ugly red light thingys on the faders, even though it doesn’t really matter in 32-bit internal processing.

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Also, if running through groups, you get these ugly red light thingys on the faders, even though it doesn’t really matter in 32-bit internal processing.[/quote]

Which “red light thingys” you mean?

There was an extensive thread on this recently: http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=69573

Sorry, being facetious, referring to gain structure consequences of running a lot of inputs into a group, with possible overs (above 0 dBFS), = “red light thingys”.

Kapeesh? :mrgreen: