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#1690293 - 11/08/20 05:01 AM Automixing Attenuation
LarryG Offline
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Hi, folks.

Quick question: Has anyone figured out a workaround for using automix to control attenuation on a track?

All ideas are welcomed. Thank you.
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#1690310 - 11/08/20 07:57 AM Re: Automixing Attenuation [Re: LarryG]
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Attenuation is not one of the parameters controlled with the VS's automix function...... There is no workaround - unless you call controlling the gain going into the VS with an external device that has remote/automix abilities a workaround.

I believe that Roland never saw the attenuation of the input signal before the preamp as being a function of automix... but rather simply a part of necessary gain staging.

I can see why you might want the attenuation to be something that could be memorized and recalled though, if your external gear is changed around so often as to require the settings to be changed and recalled each time you load various project files.

Do you have a suggestion about how this might be achieved?
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#1690472 - 11/09/20 04:49 AM Re: Automixing Attenuation [Re: uptildawn]
LarryG Offline
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The issue arose yesterday when final mixing a song.

I noticed a section of the bass track was inadvertently recorded a bit too hot. The pre meter showed an “over,” although I couldn’t actually hear it. So while automixing, the thought came to mind see if the track’s attenuation could be controlled by AM. If so, the idea was to attenuate only the few spots that needed it and not alter the rest of the track.

Checked the manual, and saw that attenuation wasn’t an AM-controlled parameter.

But we’re all aware of workarounds our group here has uncovered, sometimes even by accident. So I decided to ask.

Thanks for jumping in, Up.


Edited by LarryG (11/09/20 04:50 AM)
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#1690582 - 11/09/20 05:21 PM Re: Automixing Attenuation [Re: LarryG]
gyorpb Offline
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Once the signal is in the machine, the preamp is out of the loop. That’s not what “attenuation” is, in this context. The attenuation setting allows you to boost or subdue a signal, so that you may mix it with its fader around the 0dB mark, where it is most effective. Auto-mixing attenuation is nonsense, since it’s really just a second volume control. Set the attenuation; automate the fader.
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#1690759 - 11/10/20 05:01 AM Re: Automixing Attenuation [Re: gyorpb]
LarryG Offline
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That’s exactly what I ended up doing. And it worked fine, as the track was only slightly hot, and at a few spots only.
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