UR44-What's the purpose of FX bus L/R, in VST Connection?

:question: I am flummoxed; I don’t get what it actually does, nor why it shows up in the Outputs section of the VST Connections, if all you’re able to send out of it also gets mixed along with whatever Reverb you have loaded up in Rev-X.

Can someone please explain?


+1 on this one as well , i just bought a UR242 and having a hard time figuring out what and where im suppose to use FX bus L/R

fx buss throws effects out master out from what i can tell or where ever you assign it in VST connections

I added headphones in the Control Room and connected them to the UR-44 FX Bus. Interesting that I can now hear the wet signal from the UR44s internal DSP, but not quite figured out what exactly its intended use is. Might be to add some reverb mojo through CUEs during recording. I send an email to Greg, maybe he will cover the subject during the next Google Hangout at Club Cubase. Quite curious to see how it can be utilized. Maybe there are more ways than one to use them. Cheers!

Greg Ondo (Senior Specialist Technical, Steinberg & Yamaha USA) kindly replied to my request. I think it will answer your question regarding the purpose and use of the FX Bus. With regards to the actually implementation, he will show how to set it up in the next Steinberg / Cubase Google Hangout Session, which can be viewed live or thereafter on Youtube (dates will be announced through Club Steinberg Facebook Page), alternatively, just go to the Youtube Channel Club Cubase (https://www.youtube.com/user/ClubCubase/featured) and subscribe.

This is Greg’s replay: "The UR 44 has 2 different Rev X reverbs one that is powered by the onboard DSP of the interface and the other as a native plug-in that is powered by your computer’s processor. Most people monitor the reverb during recording using the onboard DSP as there is imperceptible latency with the effect. People often use the software version afterwards for mixing as it is a great sounding reverb.

The FX Bus allows the already recorded signal to be sent to the hardware DSP to free up computer processing resources which if needed is very convenient. Once activated in the VST Connections you can use an aux send to route the audio to the onboard DSP Rev X."


As Greg explained on today’s Club Cubase video hangout, the onboard DSP on the UR-44 is a fantastic sounding hardware powered reverb which can be accessed directly from Cubase (either as a plug in or through the onboard hardware powered DSP). Greg explains how the UR-44 FX-Bus is best used (the video link will take you straight to the questions answered in depth on Club Cubase’s last video hangout):