Output Bus Modules

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Output Bus Modules

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Below the Control Module are the output buses. A bus is the place to add audio effects to multiple instrument modules simultaneously or control the mix of several modules as a group.

 

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On each bus you can:

 

View audio levels going into the audio output device (post bus effects) with the Audio Meter.
Change the volume of all audio routed to the bus with the bus volume fader (post bus effects).
Add, remove or reorder VST and DirectX audio effects.
Display the console for each VST and DirectX audio effect.
Select an audio output device.

 

Each bus is assigned to a single mono or stereo audio output and may share hardware outputs. You may rename buses by clicking on the “Bus Name” field and entering a new name.  The audio meter displays peak level. Red is clipping level. To correct for overdriven outputs you may:

 

Adjust the bus volume fader. This affects every module feeding the bus.
Adjust audio output level at the instrument or audio effect console.  Many instruments and audio effects have output level controls.
Adjust audio output level using MIDI input. Many instruments respond to MIDI controller 7 (volume).
Change the global volume trim in Program Settings Audio Options.

 

The audio meter also provides an indication of audio dropouts. When an output is incapable of providing enough audio to the sound card, it will notify you by driving the meter to bright red. If no sound is being produced but the meter intermittently shows a spike, check to make sure you are not running too many modules and buses.