Logic Pro Summing Output Issue

Yakipro

Logician
Hi. I'm having a issue with trying to route my outputs to a summing mixer. When I create a bus going to output 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, they all show up but there is only the master fader that will control them all since the stereo fader is no longer in use. How can I do processing among all the outputs with one bus without having to do them individually? The master will not allow any fx to be placed on it. Thanks!
 
I’m not sure I understand. You can either route your track outputs to several different output buses or to one main stereo output.

If you want to process together as one buss, then use the stereo output instead of 1/2 3/4 etc

If instead you want separate outputs going to an external mixer, then you can process them altogether in that mixer.
 
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What does "processing among all the outputs" mean?

Do you mean three volume faders that you want to operate simultaneously? Then make a group with them.

If the group slot is not shown in the channel strips, you have to switch it on:
Right click > Channel Strip Components > Group
 
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Sorry if I wasn't concise in what I was trying to say. I send my tracks to seperate output busses 3/4 5/6 7/8 etc. When this is done the stereo fader is no longer in use. I can only control the entire mix at this point with the master fader which is no good to me because I can't do any processing on it. What I'm trying to do is a master bus strip which would do evrything, eq, compression, saturation and limiting all at once. Creating a group would not allow me to do that unless i copied each process on every strip which defeats the purpose of the master bus strip. I hope this helps you so you can help me figure this out. Thanks!
 

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I don’t understand. You want one buss that processes everything. That is fine for a stereo mix.

But in that case you must have only one output buss. If there are three then you need three sets of effects on the inserts of each buss.

Or maybe I am still not understanding
 
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Why are you sending your tracks to multiple outputs in the first place? This would normally only be done in order to give them some external processing, individually for each group of tracks you route to a particular output - but you write that you want them all to be treated by the same processing - this doesn't make sense.

Or do you wish to route your tracks to busses within logic, which in turn route to Stereo Output 1-2?

kind regards

Mark
 
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It seems you want to have multiple Logic outputs, but only one channel strip with plugins for processing all those output channels. This is not possible. Channels are like physical cables and you can't process six cables with a single EQ.

You have to have the plug-ins in each output channel strip.

Or leave the output channel strips empty and use auxes for processing and output. Maybe better if you want to route differently afterwards.
 
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Sorry if I wasn't concise in what I was trying to say. I send my tracks to seperate output busses 3/4 5/6 7/8 etc. When this is done the stereo fader is no longer in use. I can only control the entire mix at this point with the master fader which is no good to me because I can't do any processing on it. What I'm trying to do is a master bus strip which would do evrything, eq, compression, saturation and limiting all at once. Creating a group would not allow me to do that unless i copied each process on every strip which defeats the purpose of the master bus strip. I hope this helps you so you can help me figure this out. Thanks!
You’re completely right I’ve been having the same issue. unlike you I use my master buss for room correction (Sonarworks plugin) and with multiple stereo outs (like you show in your image). I am unable to do so leavings me to use one stereo output channel from the 16 I have available. which is a bummer cause i had the same issue with my Rupert Neve orbit summing box but neglected to do anything about us all my outs not being used. now I'm on a new set up having everything routed to a bus then sending the output of the bus out my daw into a ssl matrix also going into my hedd converter back into my daw which doesn’t give me as much separation if I had all channels available but room correction is more important can someone plz help or get apple to fix this plzz I would like to have control or at least able to summ out and have control of the outputs. considering the switch to protools due to this cause pro tools let’s you route whatever outputs without separating them giving you a more flexible workflow!!!!!
 
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