6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2016 8:25 AM by hansbernhard

    Grouping channels in Audition?

    Rowen_Poole

      Hi,

       

      Ok, I seem to be looking for an answer to this question by asking the wrong questions. I am moving to a new setup and my studio and using Audition CC to record but I seem to be lacking the proper Audition terminology.....

       

      What I want to do is take several tracks in a mix - say all the drum tracks - and assign them to a group where I can control that group via one fader in the mx. ie - so I can control the overall volume of a drum mix in the main mix without having to adjust the individual tracks in the mix itself. I am coming from using a Mackie D8B and assigning tracks to a group and using the group fader was very easy. 

       

      My understanding of a mix group and what my current manuals on Audition tell me about groups in Audition seem to be rather vastly different.

       

      Can anyone enlighten me on this process in Audition?

       

      Thanks!

       

      -Rowen

        • 1. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
          _durin_ Adobe Employee

          You probably want to start using Bus tracks.  You create and label a new Bus track, then assign the outputs of your drum tracks to direct to the Bus. You still have control over the levels, automation, and effects of the original audio tracks feeding into the bus, but have additional control to mute, solo, or adjust the overall level of the Bus.  You may also add effects to a bus, which can be convenient if you wish to apply the same effect and parameters to several different tracks - the incoming signal is mixed, then passed through the effects chain in the Bus, before continuing to the master output.

          • 2. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
            SteveG(AudioMasters) Level 6

            Rowen_Poole wrote:

             

            My understanding of a mix group and what my current manuals on Audition tell me about groups in Audition seem to be rather vastly different.

            That would probably be the 'manual' then - the process is essentially identical!

             

            The only thing that Durin didn't mention was how you actually assign the channels. The easiest way, once you've set up the bus, is to go to the track output routing at the bottom of each mixer channel (where it normally says 'Master' and assign that particular channel to the bus there.

            • 3. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
              hansbernhard

              I know this is an old posting, but I am running into the same problem. The problem with bussing is that all of the audio is rerouted through a single channel (mono or stereo). But for purposes in which you would like to maintain separation (maybe you're outputting the snare, bass and hihat through different physical outputs on your interface) rather than always downmixing to a master channel, bussing is not adequate. All other DAWs I have used (protools, Logic, Reaper, Pyramix, Cubase) have a VCA type feature where you can group faders without having to route their outputs to a sub bus. Does this exist for Audition?

              • 4. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
                ryclark Level 5

                Not at this time AFAIAA unfortunately.

                • 5. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
                  Bob Howes Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  I submitted a Feature Request for VCA/DCA functionality a while back.   Since they DO pay attention to such requests if a number of people ask for the same thing, may I suggest you submit a formal request too.  The form for this can be found at Wishform - Adobe Audition

                  • 6. Re: Grouping channels in Audition?
                    hansbernhard Level 1

                    Good to know. Thanks for the response