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Nuendo 5 - Routing and navigation in the mixer (September 2011)

In this edition of our tips and tricks section we will focus on quick routing and navigation in the mixer.
The following steps work in Nuendo 5, Cubase 6 and Cubase Artist 6 - on both PC and Mac.

Quick routing options for multiple channels
When you are working with multiple channels, you might want to change the inputs or outputs for these in one go.

If you would like to assign the same input or output to multiple channels:

1. Select all desired channels in the mixer. To do this, click on the first channel you want to select, hold down the "Shift" key on your computer's keyboard, then click on the last channel you want to include in the selection. The selected channels will now be highlighted.

2. On the first selected channel, hold down "Alt" and "Shift" on your keyboard, click on either the Input or Output Routing in the Routing View and then select the input or output you would like to assign to all currently selected channels.

Done!

If you would like to assign incremental inputs or outputs to multiple channels:

1. Select all desired channels in the mixer. To do so, click on the first channel you want to select, hold down the "Shift" key on your computer's keyboard, then click on the last channel you want to include in the selection. The selected channels will now be highlighted.

2. On the first selected channel, hold down "Shift" on your keyboard, click on either the Input or Output Routing in the Routing View and then select the input or output you would like to assign to this channel. All other selected channels will have the next higher input/output assigned to them. If you e.g. select "Input 1" for channel 1, channel 2 will have "Input 2" assigned to it, channel 3 "Input 3" etc.

Done!

Hint: This also works from the Project Window. Simply select the desired tracks in the Project Window, then choose your desired inputs or outputs from the Inspector for these tracks using the key switches mentioned above.

Quick channel navigation in the mixer
As an example, when you are working with a snare drum routed to a group track, you might want to quickly alter the volume of the entire group while mixing the individual tracks. To do this you can quickly select the assigned input, output or group channel of a certain channel within the mixer:

Hold the "Ctrl" (PC) or "Cmd" (Mac) key on your computer's keyboard, click on the assigned output of your snare drum track in the mixer's Routing View and this output/group will automatically be selected in the mixer.

If you have the Channel Settings window open as well, it will also follow along and show the highlighted channel, allowing you instant access to, for example, the fader of the desired group.

Enjoy!