Effect Level, Mix and Bypass
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Effect Bypass modes
- From the manual:
- MUTE IN: when the block is bypassed, its inputs are muted, silencing the both wet and dry but allowing effect “tails” to ring out or “spill over”. Use this for time-based effects in parallel.
- MUTE OUT: when the block is bypassed, all audio is totally silenced at the outputs. Effect tails are silenced immediately, but the input is still “listening” so tails may be heard when you engage the effect.
- MUTE FX IN: when the block is bypassed, the inputs of its internal processor are muted, but the dry is unaffected. This allows effect “tails” to ring. LEVEL and BALANCE controls continue to operate when the block is bypassed. Use this for time-based effects in series when you want spillover.
- MUTE FX OUT: when the block is bypassed, the outputs of its internal processor are pulled, but dry signal is totally unaffected. With this setting, signals can enter a reverb or delay before it is engaged.
- MUTE: when the block is bypassed, both wet and dry are totally silenced.
- THRU: when bypassed, the block is completely disengaged. None of its parameters have any effect on the sound; it behaves exactly as if it were never there in the first place.
Effect Level, Mix and Bypass: bypassed
- Cliff: "A bypassed block does nothing more than copy the input to the output. Any perceived changes in sound are just that, perceived." source
Effect Bypass controller/modifier
- The Bypass Mode parameter can be attached to a controller. The controller will then control the block's state: engaged or bypassed.
Effect Bypass per scene
- The engaged/bypass state of an effect block can be different per scene. See Scenes.
Effect Level/Mix/Bypass in blocks in parallel rows
- When putting blocks in parallel rows, it's important to set Mix, Level and Bypass correctly. See Effects routing: series or parallel.
- The FX8 features "smart" Level, Mix and Bypass controls. These are automatically adjusted when moving an effect from series to parallel or vice versa. See Effects routing: series or parallel.