Cubase is one of those DAWs where sends from FX tracks are unavailable. So if you wanna stack effects in a chain, you’ll need to do workarounds. I’m looking for tips on best practices for that.
I got a lead vocal track (mono) and I want to apply a ping-pong stereo delay to it, followed by a plate reverb. Since the track is a mono track, adding a stereo-delay as an insert won’t work because it will sound in mono.
So I create an fx track with the stereo delay on and uses the aux send on the vocal track to send it to the delay fx channel.
But once I got delay on the vocals, I can’t sent the vocals with delay to another fx track containing a plate reverb, because sends on fx tracks are made unavailable.
So I delete the delay fx channel and put the stereo delay on to the same fx channel as the reverb, only before the reverb in chaining order. Now it will work.
But hey, I’m sending many things to that plate reverb, like snare, guitar etc. Now all of those got ping-pong delay on them too. Not wanted.
So I have to create a another plate reverb fx channel, one with ping-pong delay and one without delay. And subsequently I have to do this with most send fx I’m using, increasing the CPU usage.
Or I could transform the vocal track into a stereo track, so I can put the stereo effect like the delay as an insert on the channel, which racks up the disk reading load.
Or … yak yak yak etc etc
How do you stack effects?
What would you recommend as best practice to get around this limitation?