So, I can’t find anything in the manual to suggest this behaves a different way…so, please let me know if there’s a setting I’ve missed somewhere.
Hardware setup: KSP8 connected via ADAT to the Echo Gina3g. I have IO 5+6 and 7+8 defined as stereo sends/returns for effects.
General mixing setup for me is to bus “like” instruments. So, I end up witha stereo drum buss…guitar buss…keys…etc…right? This is important to the issue.
Issue: The solo in place exemption doesn’t appear to be transitive through group solo’ing when using external FX. As example, let’s say I have kick, snare, toms…all routed with individual send levels to External FX1. The audio channels are also routed to the DrumSub group, which in turn is routed to the master stereo. So, if I hit “solo” on the kick, I get the kick, ExternalFX1, and DrumSub show as solo’d. I hear the kick track and it’s send FX. This is correct behavior. this works the same way whether you’re using internal plug in reverb or the external KSP8. Here’s where the issue is–let’s say I want to hear the drum kit–I solo the Drum Sub group channel. Guess what? Doesn’t solo the external FX. If I use a plug in reverb, it properly does.
I’ve got it worked around by sending the drum sub group bus to the external FX with no level…but, I shouldn’t need to do that–when I get into the guitar bus, it’s not going to be as simple. There may be 7 guitar channels with sends to 4 different time/pitch fxs (let’s assume all external, since internal works properly). I can’t NEED to also remember to assign an empty send to the buss itself.
Solo’ing a bus should solo everything send TO the bus…and every aux those tracks are sent TO individually. To reiterate, if I use a plugin reverb,this works exactly as it should. So, assuming I’m not missing some preference somewhere…is there an official bug report? Once I’m done with this project, I’ll update to the latest point release…but, I’m really hoping this is just ME missing a preference/setup option somewhere.