Facebook social media iconTwitter social media iconYouTube social media iconSubmit to Reddit

Auxiliary Sends

Description and application of auxiliary send controls in mixing consoles.

FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD ►
Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR

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.

By David Mellor Friday May 16, 2003
Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR

40 MICROPHONE
COMPARISON TESTS

FREE ACCESS in the Audio
Masterclass Academy

GET FREE ACCESS Neumann TLM 103