Long time Aux bus user- trying to get into creating submixes so every section of my mix can be controlled via individual faders- (I try to bring as much “old school” mentality into my mixes, and I would love to get an analog summing mixer)
Anyways, working with drums , I have some confusion with how to create a proper submix in this way.
One because if it’s pre fader then I still have all the original audio duplicated.
Which is totally fine for a compressor but not if I want to add a reverb.
Would the proper way to do this be to add an fx track and route that fx track into the group track? Do I ROUTE my individual audio tracks to the group track? Or send it post fader?
Maybe I’m answering my question here but it seems maybe I’ve got my Drum group, I’ve got my fx group, and the original audio is obviously on the stereo out so all of those faders now come into play in my final “submix”???
Idk i just feel like this mixing concept should get me to a point where my levels relationship between instruments is “done” and ALL my audio is going into subgroups- I.e , drums, vocals, guitars, bass & kick.
And I don’t feel like the way I’m suggesting really gives you the ability to grab the submix faders at the end and do a final tweak of the levels, which is what I assumed was possible.
Maybe I could add a vca fader and link it to the group fader (along with linking any fxchannel )per submix with my tracks set to pre fader?
What is the proper way to achieve submixes and have complete control over all the levels of that group - and not destroy the relationship between any inserts?
Specifically with drums assuming I have a compressor on the group and an fx track with 100%wet reverb.
(Switching over from pro tools forgive my terminology , just upgraded from Elements to Pro, working on Mac)