mpayne0 wrote:Interested to see how you get on with this.
I looked again at the fantastic CR tutorial to see if Studio Sends were a valid solution to setting up A/B referencing... turned out to be a bit convoluted for my brain. I'm sure it could work out, but not something I fancy repeating as standard workflow.
How about direct routing? Using the dropdown to redirect the entire path to another FX path (choose between inputA and inputB). So the original audio channel is blank. It has 2-3 options of output busses to toggle between. Output busses having their own FX paths.
I did a bit of this last night, using the CR, and it worked fine using a Studio send, with its inserts. I actually did it for overdubs*, rather than as an A/B, but I think it's the same concept. Really not too mind boggling (by definition, if I am able to do it). Your suggestion sounds like it would work too.
I'd love to hear how the professional/high-volume guys do this though ( hint/hint
*Overdubs using Studio Sends (using old vocal as a guide vocal, and existing piano track to sing to):
-- "Old vocal" to Studio 1, panned hard left. Volume way down.
-- "Old piano" to Studio 2, panned center.
-- "New vocal" to Studio 3, panned center/right. A little bit of comfort reverb as an insert there, and a compressor for a little gain only. I can probably get rid of this by turning the other two tracks down and the headphone output up, but, hey, it's a work in progress.
-- "No output" in the "real mixer" (F3) for any of the above tracks.
-- Cans for tracking.
Then I record the "New vocal", which I hear loud and clear off center to the right a bit ... using the "old vocal", panned hard left and turned way down, as a guide vocal; and the piano track center and turned down as well.
So far so good.