When you right-click an audio track or bus and choose Insert Send > Insert Send Assistant from the pop-up menu, the Insert Send Assistant dialog box appears. This dialog box lets you create effect buses and insert sends to new or existing buses.The Insert Send Assistant dialog box has the following options:Send to Existing Bus. This option lets you assign a new send to an existing bus in the current project. Select the desired bus from the drop-down list.The Options section is unavailable when Send to Existing Bus is selected.New Stereo Bus. This option lets you assign a new send to a new bus. When selected, you can use the Options section to specify the bus name and other settings (see New stereo/surround bus options).New Surround Bus. This option lets you assign a new send to a new surround bus. When selected, you can use the Options section to specify the surround bus name and other settings (see New stereo/surround bus options).When you select New Stereo Bus or New Surround Bus, the following settings can be configured in the Options section:Bus Name. Specify the desired name for the new bus. This name will be shown in the Track view and Console view.Patch Effect. Select the Patch Effect check box if you want to create an effect bus. When selected, click Choose Effect to choose the desired effect plug-in that will be patched in the new bus.Choose Effect. This button is only available when Patch Effect is selected. Click the button to choose the desired effect plug-in to insert on the new bus. When an effect has been selected, the plug-in name is displayed on the button face.Post Fader (best for effects). When Post Fader is selected, the send signal is taken from after the channel volume fader. As a result, the send level going to the bus changes when the channel fader changes. Select Post Fader if you want to create an effect bus. Doing so allows you to maintain a consistent balance between the “wet” and “dry” signals as you adjust the channel fader.Pre Fader. When Pre Fader is selected, the send signal is taken from before the channel volume fader. As a result, the send level going to the bus does not change when the channel fader changes. Pre Fader is preferred when you want to create separate mixes, such as unique headphone mixes for different performers.Show Effects. This option is only available when Patch Effect is selected. When Show Effects is selected, the chosen effect plug-in’s user interface (UI) appears when you click OK to close the Insert Send Assistant dialog box.Bus Output. Specify the desired output for the new bus. The drop-down list shows all available output destinations.
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