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Can we get the ability to bus the output of an FX track back into it's input? For feedback delays (dub reggae style).

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asked Oct 11 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by gregfries (260 points)

Hey there,

A common feature in other DAWs is the ability to route the output of an FX channel, down a send, and back into the FX channel itself. You can do this in Ableton Live and Propellerhead's Reason (video examples below).

The purpose of doing this is to create a pleasant feedback delay that you can automate. This is a tremendously important technique in the dub reggae genre of music.

To describe what I'm talking about further, let's say you have the following scenario. There is an audio track with a keyboard part on it. Additionally, there is an FX track with a delay plug-in on it. Next, as typically, one would bus the audio track to the FX track to hear the delay on the keyboard.

Now here is the "unusual" part, and the feature I'm asking for:

The next step in the scenario is to then route the output of the FX track BACK into the FX track's input.

You can then ride/automate the fader on this rerouted signal to get very, very pleasant results. Here are video examples of it being done in Ableton and Reason:

Example in Ableton Live (skip to 4:14 to see what I'm talking about):

Here is an example of the same technique done in Propellerhead's Reason:

Please let me know if this feature request needs further elaboration. Thank you for your support, and for continuing work on the great product that is Studio One.

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answered Nov 27 by Skip Jones (71,880 points)

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