Before you can edit, you must be able to hear what you are editing. Mixbus supports 2 different kinds of auditioning:
Auditioning a raw sound file or region with the “Auditioner Path”:
Mixbus provides a secondary audio path called the “Auditioner”. Whenever the Auditioner path is in use, the “Audition” button will blink in the top of the Editor.
Typically, you will audition files through the Import dialog. On the right side of the dialog, you will find a fader and meter that control the level of the auditioned file.
You can also audition regions that are shown in the editor by right-clicking on the regions and choosing “audition”. This will start playback from the beginning of the region. You may also audition the regions in the region list, to the right of the editor window. This is useful if you have a list of often-used soundfx imported to the session already.
By default, the “auditioner” path is routed directly the first 2 outputs of your soundcard. You can choose a different destination for the auditioner path.
If you have a “monitor” bus enabled, then the auditioner will feed the monitor bus automatically.