Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

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Sugar
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Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

Post by Sugar » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:15 pm

I find that the level of Master Effects is very low unless I turn on a Synth Effect as well. Even if a Synth Effect MIX is at 0.
With Synth Effects off, Master effects are barely audible. Is it normal?

soundsubs
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Re: Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

Post by soundsubs » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:35 pm

Make sure you've upgraded to the latest version of firmware, as this has been addressed in code fixes along the way.

Aside from that, see if it changes when set to 100% fully wet.

Sugar
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Re: Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

Post by Sugar » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:30 am

yes, I'm on 1.2.

after more testing here's what I found:

Example A:
- SYNTH FX OFF
- MASTER FX at 10
- VCA at 0
result: fully wet sound through MASTER FX, no dry signal

Example B:
- SYNTH FX ON
- MASTER FX at 10
- VCA at 0
result: no sound

is there a diagram of how this routing is supposed to work?
It looks like MASTER FX @10 works as 100% wet with SYNTH FX and 50% wet without.

vwizz
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Re: Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

Post by vwizz » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:40 pm

After my short tests I found I had no more level issues between Synth FX and Master FX since I updated to 1.2.1 :)

Sugar
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Re: Gain staging between Synth FX and Master FX

Post by Sugar » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:33 pm

1.2.1 solved the issues! Thanks, guys.

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