Group channels are slightly different than the regular channels.
- The main differences is the filter which is a Low cut (Highpass 6 or 12 dB slope), and the dual inserts in the middle of the insert chain.
- The low cut filter has automatic DSP management; depending on its state (off, 6 or 12dB) it will activate only the part of the circuit that is needed.
- The dual insert can be used to set different mono effects for Left and Right channels (for example, 2 mono equalizers with slightly different settings to widenth the stereo field, or to create other panned effects with same or different mono inserts).
- The dual insert are modulated, and so can be used for BlackBox filters. And, eventhough modulation amounts and filter offset are common to left/right inserts, you would just move the filter offset of the loaded satellites to put them on different frequencies, while being able to change both frequencies at once with the dual frequency offset.
Additionally, there are three 12dB gain parameters per channels (+36dB total), but they each have a different purpose:
- Input gain: can be used to lower the input levels before an eq with extreme settings, or a filter with a lot of resonance.
- Post dual-insert gain: can be used to boost the dual inserts outputs, which is necessary with some BlackBox filters such as bandpasses, formant, voxals...
- Channel level gain: is the regular "post" level fader.
Last but not least, the crossfader is the most powerful crossfader possible in a single channel, as it allows to select most sources for either xF or Fx3 channels, and allows to crossfade between absolutely any stage of the circuit:
- The Xf input can be any input except the last insert slot (that's just like MB7)
- The "In Fx3" (means "input of Fx3") allows to select what is going into the last insert (Fx3), and it can be any stage of the channel (post input-gain, filters, insert 1, dual, insert 2).
- This combination allows to make all possible routing to create your crossfaded signal (several effects or full dry/wet circuits with all possible choices of dry/wet signals).
Like other small Groupers/Routers, G82 comes in a "Vertical" and Horizontal" version, ie, with inputs at the left or at the top for user convenience.
Also, the shape has been cut in order to see more than if it was a square, and to place it strategically over channels and stems, while the generous borders at the left of the 2 channels allow to grab it easily to move it around. Additionally, the lower part can be put off screen, to hide the final level fader, but still allows edition of inputs and effects.
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