I’ve got an issue with group channels here. If I load this project, then the kick and bass sounds cannot be heard until I create a full replica of the track or use the duplicate function and remove that track. Please, let me explain the signal flow below first.
I’ve got 5 instrument/audio tracks: 1 kick track and 4 bass tracks. The kick track is routed to a group channel called KICK. The KICK track is routed to another group channel witch is called KICK&BASS. The KICK&BASS channel is routed to the stereo output. The 4 bass tracks are grouped together in group channel called MIDBASS. MIDBASS is routed to group channel BASS. The output of the BASS channel is going to KICK&BASS witch has Stereo Output as his output channel. KICK&BASS use a send effect to group channel P KICK&BASS for parallel compression. P KICK&BASS has Stereo Output as his output channel.
Every time when I load this project I don’t hear any audio output in KICK&BASS while playing the song. All channels have the right source channels and output channels and I didn’t changed these settings before I saved the project. All channels before the KICK&BASS channel plays sounds. I’ve got two option to solve this issue temporarily and get audio from KICK&BASS.
- Create a separate group channel, copy the effects to the new channel and route group channels KICK and BASS to this new group channel.
- Use the duplicate function on KICK&BASS and remove the duplicated track immediately.
To use one of both options, I exclude there will be something wrong in the KICK&BASS channel. If I save, close and reopen the project the issue isn’t solved. It doesn’t matter if I use the send effect or not. The other groups channels witch routed to Stereo Output hasn’t any issues.
Here is a link to a video https://youtu.be/VWGHuvMA2bk created right after I loaded the project and before I duplicate the track. After playing the song without the KICK&BASS sounds, I duplicate this track and remove the duplicated track immediately. So, you can see/hear what’s happening here. I also attached a signal flowchart to make it more easily for you to understand.
Does anyone know what’s going wrong here? You will understand that I don’t like to have to run one of these tricks to hear the kick and bass sounds after I loaded the project.
I’d like to hear from you.
Thanks for your help.