the behavior of track soloing has been changed !!!
I recently ungraded from N3 to N6.
My method of mixing is to send the individual channels to an external console, the MIX from the console feeds a stereo track in N6, I capture the mixes as they return to N6.
In the VST connections my main mix buss (my stereo track) is set as default monitoring “set track as main mix”
In N3 I could solo a mono track (1 that contributes to the console mix that is looped back to Nuendo) and I could be monitoring through Nuendo (since the stereo track has the monitor button activated)
Now in N6 2 things are different.
- I cannot hear the feed to the ‘MIX’ track when I solo a contributing track.
- If I have the monitor button on the ‘MIX’ track enabled, when I hit play, the monitor button disables.
( I can no longer hear my mix through N6).
if I record enable, it does not disable record/monitor when I hit play.
(I like to work with just the monitor button activated so I do not accidentally record a ton of mixes while I am setting up the song while in cycle play mode, then I enable record when all is set up)
for the solo issue with the loop-backed mix, I thought I would try to invoke the solo defeat feature. But that does not work. I still cannot monitor through the stereo mix track. the solo defeat lets me see the signal, but I cannot hear the results.
So it would seem that solo defeat does not work the way the manual states.
here is the section of the manual…
In this mode the channel is not muted when you solo another channel.
But it doesn’t seem to work that way.
Also the manual is wrong about how to invoke ‘solo defeat’
To activate “Solo Defeat” for a channel, [Alt]/[Option]-click its Solo button.
on my system the only thing that will invoke solo defeat is ctrl+alt+click on solo button.
I have investigated the preferences pages, and nothing lets me solo a mono track and hear the results through my stereo track.
I do not have N6’s control room activated.
Any ideas ???
- how to get track soloing to work the way I am used to?
- why the monitor button disables when I hit play?