This one’s been eatin at me today. One for the Cubase users. Using using Cubase 6 with Windows 7.
OK so, say I have two rhythm guitar tracks.
- I have Guitar1 panned left, Guitar 2 panned right.
- I want to use a plugin for some effects – the Cubase 6 amp-sim in this case.
- If I use the effect as an insert on both tracks, all is fine. Tracks remain in stereo on the master output.
However if I try to send both tracks to a Group channel, so I can just ride the one fader for both guitars and save CPU etc, I lose the stereo image – both tracks appear mono in the master output.
What’s your best way around this?
Instead of routing the guitar track’s output to the Group track, I have tried instead using a send from the tracks to the group. This kind of works, kind of. However this still seems very messy as there are various permutations involved in riding the send/return fader in the send track and then riding the Group channel fader that mess with the dry/wet settings and pan setting overall, when all I want to do is adjust the volume of the two tracks with the dry/wet setting constant.
In this situation the group channel fader seems to centre the tracks the higher I raise it, so I end up going back to the two individual tracks anyway to find the necessary volume changes…I also tried toggling the “Send Routing Panners follow Channel Panner” button in the Group channel edit screen but doesn’t seem to make a difference.
Sorry I know it’s a basic question. Have looked at manuals etc, doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of info on it.
Would very much appreciate any feedback. Thanks