Mixbus provides a single Master channel. The Master channel provides the final output signal for listening via speakers or exporting to wav files.
The Master channel has a built-in transparent signal limiter (with look-ahead) to avoid the distortion that occurs in overly loud digital signals.
The various controls on the Master are very similar to those on a channel strip and all operate exactly the same way.
Master Bus EQ
The Master Bus EQ provides very fine control of the final output tone. The band frequencies are carefully chosen to address the problem areas of a typical pop music mix: very low frequencies, mid-low frequencies, and “very high” frequencies ( leaving the primary mid-band relatively unchanged, as the reference ) The limited gain range ( +/- 6dB ) provides for very fine adjustments.
Gain Range +/- 6dB
Frequency Ranges (fixed):
- HI: 4000 Hz Q=1.0 Shelf
- LO/MID 300 Hz Q=0.7 Bell
- LO 90 Hz Q=1.0 Shelf
Monitor Panel Button
Optionally, a monitor section can be added between the Master Bus output and the physical audio interface (soundcard input, etc) so that monitoring can be controlled without affecting the actual Master Bus output.
- When the Monitor section is added, another button is added to the Master strip which controls display/hide of the monitor strip.
- The monitor panel is added or removed by selecting Session -> Monitor Section -> “Use Monitor Section”
See the details of the monitor panel and its functions here: Monitor Strip