Is it better to use abletons external fx trk or send/return?

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Is it better to use abletons external fx trk or send/return?

Post by o0o » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:05 am

for several hardware fx units?

I have 3 hardware fx units, right now I just use them with a hardware mixer/send&return channels, but I would like to use them inside ableton. Is it better to use them by setting up 3 send/return tracks in ableton or is it better to use them by setting up 3 external fx tracks in ableton?

oh by better I mean better for latency, or otherwise?
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Re: Is it better to use abletons external fx trk or send/return?

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:09 am

3 return track with each an external fx, sending to 3 independent pairs of outs and receiving from 3 pairs of ins

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Re: Is it better to use abletons external fx trk or send/return?

Post by o0o » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:54 am

thanks will try this, hoping it turns out to be a better workflow than the hardware mixer route, not that I don't like it cause I do but if there's a better option I'd like to improve. I'm so used to having a hardware mixer in between my hardware instruments and soundcard so the notion to go without it feels kind of awkward but I have 10 ins and 14 outs on my soundcard so I want to try it.
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