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Logic 9 Groups vs. Aux Channel Strip

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Legacy, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Legacy

    Legacy Member


    When setting up groups, what is the difference between using the "Groups" on the channel strip, and using an Aux Channel Strip for the same purpose? Is one technique better or worse than the other, and if so, why? Thanks?
  3. Atlas

    Atlas Senior member

    Grouping channelstrip/tracks/auxilary are serving the purpose to control/edit many instances from one of them. These don't have to be related. Usually. Auxilary tracks are used in a relation with parent strips. Although these are not absolute rules. And indeed both approaches could be used to achieve the same purpose in some cases but not all the time. Reading the section on Mixer Groups will highlight the possibities of the same hence the differences with the Auxilary approach.
  4. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    The main benefit I know of regarding groups is that you can selectively hide track groupings.

    Works great when you have a template with big sections of instruments (like an orchestra, where groups represent strings, brass, etc, or perhaps strings by Audioboys, strings by East West OL, Hollywood Strings, etc). You can hide the ones you don't want to use.

    I have a client who has over 450 tracks (be it audio instruments, returns from VSL, or VEP, and live inputs from a 3d computer that is a slave system). The ONLY way we can manage this amount of track and working is to use the group function, and by hiding the stuff we don't initially use, rather add on later as we are going along.

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