Multichannel effects Configuration tab

The Configuration tab determines how parameter changes affect the plug-in instances.

When a multichannel plug-in is first inserted into a surround channel, it is automatically preconfigured to match the channel surround format, and to make the best use of the plug-in’s capabilities. For example, a plug-in with mono and stereo capabilities is inserted into a 5.1 bus. It is preconfigured as two stereo pairs, with the addition of a mono center and mono LFE channel. The necessary links and tabs are created automatically.

Figure. Configuration tab of multichannel plug-in.

Configuration tab parameters

  • Link menu: Determines which effects are linked. If you link effects, parameter changes apply to all effects in the linked group. You can choose between three groups: A, B, and C. Channels set to none (“-”) operate independently. Each group features its own tab. When you link channels, keep the following in mind:

    • If you link two channels as a stereo pair, the left channel is always assigned as the master.

    • If one or more channels are added to an existing group, the new members adopt the values of the group.

    • If you assign several channels to an unused group, the setting of the (front) left channel is used for all group members.

  • Bypass button: Click to bypass the channel: it is routed around the effect. This is useful when individual channels should be exempt from processing by a particular plug-in.

    Note: If the Bypass button of a grouped channel is clicked, all channels in the group are routed around the effect.