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Auxiliary Sends

A post by David Mellor
Friday May 16, 2003
Description and application of auxiliary send controls in mixing consoles.
Auxiliary Sends

Auxiliary sends are used for two main purposes:

  • Sending foldback signal to musicians.
  • Sending signal to effects units such as digital reverb.

Auxiliary sends can be either 'pre-fade' or 'post-fade'.

Pre-fade means that the signal is taken from a point before the fader.

This is suitable for foldback since a foldback mix can be constructed that is completely independent of the positions of the faders.

Post-fade is suitable for reverb since when you fade the signal out, you generally want the reverb to fade out as well, and be in proportion at all other fader positions.

A post by David Mellor
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