Yeah, I saw it now, and it is only a Cubase Pro version that I wasn’t aware of (I use Elements), but it is not what I meant.
The purpose of Group Matrix it is not the same as in Direct Route, although you can also achieve the same effect: sending your audio to Master and groups in parallel after or before the pre gain.
The reason I brought this up is because the Matrix window allows you to route your tracks very fast and easily, its a Workflow plus for me at least
So the way it works is you:
- import all of your tracks into the program
- create your groups (KICK if you use kick in and out, SNARE for top and bottom, TOMS, DRUMS, GUITAR 1, 2 ,3, GUITARS, KEYS, etc…)
- in the Grouping Matrix window, it is one place when you perform all your routing, remove sends to master, send audio to groups, then groups to “bigger” groups i.e. Tom group into Drum group, etc…
like represented here
its just a place were you can see all your routing and make it.