FX Mixer

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The FX-Mixer, as its name implies, is a tool for making final edits to your song and its individual elements by adding Effects.


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Overview[edit]

The Fxmixtrigger.png is the FX-Mixer show/hide toggle button.

FX-Mixer window.
FX-Mixer window.

Master FX-channel[edit]

Master FX-channel.
Master FX

By default, all instruments have their "FX" initially set to channel zero which is the "Master" channel at the far left end of the FX-Mixer window. The Master channel controls the overall volume of all the combined instruments and FX-channels. Also, it can function as FX-channel zero (FX0) which allows you to apply 1 or more effects to the master output (i.e. everything combined).

Add Effects to FX-channels[edit]

To add an effect to an FX-channel, select the FX-channel (i.e. click on its name), then click the Add effect button below the Effects Chain box (see image). This will open a dialog box where you can select one effect from the list of all available effect plugins. You can add another effect by clicking the Add effect button again--you can only add effects one at a time. You will get a "Controls" dialog individualized for the particular effect plugin you just added--here you can edit the effect plugin's configuration. Notice that the effect plugin has been added as an entry at the bottom of the stack in the Effects Chain box. Each effect's entry has a standard set of visible controls:

  • On/Off LED toggle switch (yellow)
  • Knobs for W/D, Decay, and Gate (these are explained here)
  • a Controls button that is a show/hide toggle for the effect plugin's configuration dialog

A right-click context menu allows you to:

  • remove the effect's entry from the Effects Chain box
  • move the effect's entry up or down in the stacking order

Also notice that the Effects Chain box itself has an On/Off LED toggle (green) that turns off all the effects on that FX-channel only.

Effects chain.
Effects chain.

Assign Instruments to FX-channels[edit]

FX-channel assignment.
FX-channel assignment.

To assign an instrument to an FX-channel, click on its name in either the Song-Editor or Beat+Bassline Editor, depending on where it is located. In the instrument settings window, set the FX CHNL to the FX-channel you want by:

  • hovering your mouse over the digital readout number and scrolling the mouse wheel, or
  • dragging your mouse vertically on the digital readout number.

A double-click on the digital readout number will change the selected FX-channel in the FX-Mixer window to the FX-channel with that number. The right-click context menu for the digital readout number has Reset, Copy, and Paste followed by a number in parentheses. The number in parentheses is the number that it will be reset to, or will be copied to the clipboard, or will be pasted, respectively. Multiple instruments can be assigned to a single FX-channel in order to get the same effect on each instrument (e.g. an equalizer).


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