How does track delay work in groups?

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coolschmid
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How does track delay work in groups?

Post by coolschmid » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 am

If I set a group's delay to -3 ms, will all of the tracks in that group be delayed -3 ms? If I set one of the tracks in the group to a delay of 3 ms will it cancel out with the group delay and have a delay of 0 ms?

Thanks!

pottering
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Re: How does track delay work in groups?

Post by pottering » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:42 pm

A Group is just an extra sub-mixing point, after the mixer of the grouped tracks, it doesn't change anything with the track delays.

fishmonkey
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Re: How does track delay work in groups?

Post by fishmonkey » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:09 pm

it's very easy to test...

create two tracks in session view with identical percussion loops. put one in a group. tweak the track delays.

if you do this, you will hear that the group track delay applies to all the tracks in the group as expected. and a -3 ms group delay will cancel out a 3 ms individual track delay.
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