Aux Send MON vs Aux Send FX
August 13, 2012 3:32 AM
posted by mahershalal (7 comments total)
On my mixer, why does the AUX MON leave before
the channel fader, and the AUX FX after
On my Tapco Blend 6
mixer, there is the possibility of sending the signal of one or more tracks to an Aux Send MON and/or an Aux Send FX. The first one is meant for a monitor, and the second for an external effect.
My question concerns the placement of these auxiliaries in the tracks: the first one leaves before
the channel fader, and the second one leaves after
This means the channel volume fader has no effect on the monitor, but it does on the effect. Why is it not the other way around? Wouldn't you want to send the signal straight to the external effect, but have a weighed signal for the monitor?
Also, in this way it's not possible to have only the sound of the effect in the main mix, without the clean sound coming from the tracks, something that would be possible if one uses the MON instead of FX for the effect.
I'm asking this purely out of interest, not because I'm having trouble using the mixer.