Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

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LightFireSound
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Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by LightFireSound » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:32 pm

Hey, I'm new so go easy on me.

I have recently starting using Ableton for DJing and love it!

Especially with my Akai APC 40 making it so easy to control effects.

My question is though...

Is there a way to have one Audio effects rack linked to 2 tracks?

I know I can put the same effects in both tracks but when I manipulate the effects with the APC40 on one track but I want it to either duplicate what I'm doing on the other track or just have 2 tracks linked to one set of Audio Effect...

It's probably something really basic and simple but any help appreciated. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by kleine » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:56 pm

Hello,

Usually the return tracks are made for this purpose.

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Christian

simonlb
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Re: Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by simonlb » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:30 pm

Create a group track with both the tracks inside it.

LightFireSound
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Re: Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by LightFireSound » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:57 pm

If I group tracks will I still be able to set them to 'A' and 'B' and use crossfader?

(I'm at work at the moment so can't check, even though I'm sure it does work)

Thanks for the quick replies :wink:

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Re: Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by ShelLuser » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:37 am

Yes, crossfading is supported in groups and grouped tracks.

Though I do not fully agree that you want groups here, return tracks were made for this purpose (just remember to set your tracks to 'sends only' if you only want the audio data to get out 'effected' ;-)).

While a group will work easily it doesn't give you the same amount of control you have when using return tracks. That and the fact that it could make your APC grid a little messy.
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LightFireSound
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Re: Sharing audio effects between 2 tracks.

Post by LightFireSound » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:48 am

I tried the groups method last night and it did work for what I was asking, but I agree the sends option is probably a better way of doing it.

I just wanted this because when I triggered a new song on my APC it would then set the control nobs to control that tracks effects, which made it confusing when I wanted to apply effects whilst fading to new track.

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