Thanks for your reply, but can you offer any guidance on how I set up the CR in order to achieve this?
In CR setup I have a monitor channel connected to my main stereo output (in addition to my main output being set to my main stereo output), but when using listen on the FX channel I want to hear in isolation the original signal is still present.
If I disconnect my main output how am I supposed to hear the anything outwith using the listen function? I don’t want to have have to go through this setup process every time I want to solo my FX. I have tried it though, but it didn’t help, and just doubled the volume.
Where is the Listen Bus attenuation? The only volume control I can see is the under control room is the main CR level:
I started watching that tutorial but can’t find some of the same controls in v8’s Control Mixer. For something that should be so simple i’m hoping someone can just tell me rather than me sit and watch a load of tutorials about stuff I don’t need.
It wasn’t obvious that I had to click the grey bar saying main to access the Listen Dim volume. Mine was at +12db, so setting it to negative infinity has sorted it and now I only hear the channels with listen enabled.
Unless I misunderstand your question, the way I solo an FX channel is by “solo defeating” it, and making all sends to it “Pre Fader”. I then solo the source channel. Works perfectly.
A bit long, but this may help with the first part: http://youtu.be/OKS-Ja6xBXY
There’s also a good and dead-simple workaround (works with or without control room):
Route (all) your single channels to any combination of Group-/Bus channels instead of directly to the Master channel. It could be a single “preMaster” Group-/Bus channel or one per instrument group (Drums, Bass,…), for example.
Now, you can simply use the regular solo button on the return FX-channel and hear only the wet signal.
If you want to hear the dry+wet signal, simply solo the source channel instead.
I think that’s not true, actually:
Select all channels in the mix console > right click > Add group channel to selected channels. Done.
It’s personal preference, but many people (including me) use group busses for their drums, basses, leads, etc. anyways to process 'em together. There’s no additional work involved for those (I have a template with the busses pre configured, but i was doing that forever in any DAW).
And it also works for Cubase Artist users or anybody can’t or doesn’t want to use Control Room, btw.