Using Visual Mixer on individual tracks with Neutron on the busses they are sent to?
Jul 25th, 2021, 04:07
I’m trying to puzzle this out while respecting Izotope’s rules for using Visual Mixer. I have, say, 30 vocal tracks in my project I don't want 30 instances of Neutron running (on vocals alone, plus the others running on instruments) as it becomes CPU intensive So I put Neutron on several busses, say 4 instances on 4 busses, and send each track to one of the busses So far so good. Now I want to mix volumes and pans of each track individually so I have to put relay on each individual track I now have Neutron on busses in order to process audio while minimizing the number of instances of Neutron and therefore CPU load. I also have Relay on the individual tracks sent to those busses in order to be able to mix volume/pan on a per track basis in Visual Mixer * I've now broken the rules of Visual Mixer - to have either Relay or Neutron on the individual tracks OR ELSE to have them on the busses, but not on both To remove the conflict I can: 1 - Remove Neutron from the busses and use another channel strip plugin to process my audio on busses 2 - Remove Relay from the tracks and adjust volume/pan with track faders (essentially not using Visual Mixer for the most part) 3 - Not use Visual Mixer at all When I think it out I come to the conclusion that Visual Mixer would then be for people who are either: 1 - Willing to hit their CPU by putting an instance of Neutron on every track instead of using it on any busses 2 - Willing to use other channel strips on their busses instead of Neutron and then use Relay on each track - limiting Neutron’s use to just operating Visual Mixer I can’t puzzle out a way to use Neutron on busses as you would other channel strips at the same time as being able to adjust the volume of each individual track in Visual Mixer with Relay. Am I missing something or is this how it's designed? I can, of course, solve my dilemma by using, say, Schweppes channel strip on my busses and putting Relay on my individual tracks but it seems like I must be missing something since this is the same as saying “If you’re going to use Visual Mixer to mix volumes and pans, you have to use a competitor’s plugins for audio processing on your busses” and I can’t imagine that’s how Izotope intended us to mix. Is there indeed a way to adjust individual track volumes in Visual Mixer and also use Neutron on the busses they are sent to? For example, if I put Neutron on busses and then adjusted all buss volumes to 0 in Visual Mixer, would that allow me to mix the volumes/pans of each track independently in Visual Mixer while also allowing me to use Neutron on my busses? Thanks!Reply