I’m a bit confused.
Let’s say I’m mixing a song, just so everyone can relate. Individual tracks are routed to logical groups, i.e. kick/snare/toms etc to a Drum group, electrics to an Electric Guitars group etc.
I choose, for whatever reason, to send to a reverb that sits on an FX channel from the following individual tracks:
- background vocals
- rhythm guitars
When I press “solo” on the Drum group channel all individual drum tracks solo as well, in addition to the FX channel. This makes sense to me because a member of the sub-group (the snare among the individual drum tracks) is sending to the FX channel.
But this also solos all my other tracks that are sending to the same FX channel, in this example also the bg vocals and guitars.
It’s as if the algorithm that decides which other tracks should solo goes “out and back a different path” if you know what I mean… from the Drum group backwards “via” direct routing to the snare, then via send to FX channel, then via direct routing again from that FX to back vocals, and to electrics, all of which are getting soloed.
Curiously, it stops there. So if my guitars had a send to the FX channel but were routed to a specific group for guitars that group would for some reason not be soloed, even though the individual tracks were.
So by pressing “solo” on the “Drum” group I get the following soloed:
Drums, Electrics, Background Vocals, FX channel
And I hear the following:
Drums (via group), Background Vocals (no group), FX channel
Electrics (“wrong” group).
I just don’t see the logic here. Anyone?