Auxiliary tracks (AUX) are used to share effects between several tracks and pads. For example, you may want to use one reverb effect with a specific configuration, then share it amongst different instruments to create a coherent reverberation environment for your song.
To reproduce a similar approach, follow these steps:
- Select the AUX 1 track within the Mixer view
- Tap the FX icon located at the bottom of the main left toolbar
- Tap the “NEW TRACK FX” button from the FX panel, then choose the Reverb effect
- Set the “WET MIX” parameter to 100% and “DRY MIX” to 0% (this way the reverb effect only outputs reverberation and no dry/original signal)
- From the Mixer view, select the first track you want to apply reverb to, such as Bank A
- Move the “Send 1” knob up to some value. You can play a pattern from this track a the same time to hear what is happening: the higher the Send value is, the more reverberation can be heard
- Repeat the last step for any other track or pad you want to apply reverb to. By setting different Send values for each instrument, you can change their perceived proximity within the sound space created by the reverb.
Each Send parameter basically controls the amount of signal (volume) that is sent to the auxiliary track. Up to 8 auxiliary tracks can be created within BeatMaker: Send 1 controls AUX 1, Send 2 controls AUX 2, etc.
To display the 8 Send control knobs at the same time, tap the “All Sends” button from the bottom toolbar.
You can decide if the audio signal sent to an auxiliary track should be first processed by the track’s volume and panning parameters or if it should skip them. To change this behavior for the currently selected track, press the “Post/Pre-Fader Sends” button located at the bottom toolbar:
- Post-Fader Sends mode: The volume and panning set on the selected mixer track are applied to the audio signal before it reaches the auxiliary track
- Pre-Fader Sends mode: No volume or panning is applied to the audio signal before it reaches the auxiliary track