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Can we get phase invert and gain knob on the fader?

+344 votes
asked Oct 9, 2017 in Mixing by sebastianhartsfield (1,620 points)
This would be much faster than putting mixtool on everything.

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answered Oct 17, 2017 by Skip Jones (153,400 points)

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+3 votes
answered Oct 19, 2017 by joeljossie (3,660 points)
Yes please or could we at least have default plugins appear on all new tracks of a certain type? For example, all new instrument tracks add an instance of VIP. All new audio tracks have an instance of Mixtool. Stuff like that.
+9 votes
answered Nov 19, 2017 by TRevMFB (2,790 points)
+1 for this feauture. Also include an automatic “stereo to mono” automation line feature without needing to insert the binaural plugin then adding the mono parameter to the automation chain. I would prefer to do this rather than duplicating complete track and switching the duplicate to mono. Especially since this can’t be configured on the master fader.
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answered Nov 30, 2017 by walkintheseshoes (770 points)

Yes please!!!

Totally agree with phase button on the track instead of an insert.

This pic is from Sonar Platinum

So much more time effective.

+4 votes
answered Feb 14 by kuzeyyldrm (430 points)
He is really right. Doing automation through an audio file is very much disrupting Studio One's "fluency". It's annoying to throw Mixtool on every channel. You know, a very important topic for mixing.

Future update should definitely be this.
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answered Feb 17 by Scoox (8,520 points)
Mixtool almost, but not quite, does the trick but then we could also put the channel level fader and pan controls in a plugin. The key here is ergonomics. It doesn't make sense to bury such frequently used functionality in a plugin. That's why it would be better to make it an integral part of each channel.

The reason why I say Mixtool doesn't quite cut it is because the Gain knob is not full-cut i.e. does't go to -Inf. In my opinion automating faders is a bad habit. I use them for sculpting the overall mix, while any volume automation is handled by a volume control plugin that's neatly tucked away. This is where a gain knob would be extremely useful, since I do volume automation on most tracks. Of course, the gain knob needs to be able to go all the way down to -Inf to do things such as fade-outs and whatnot.
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answered Feb 27 by neiljordan1 (12,810 points)
This is a heavily requested item in both Studio One and Pro Tools. Would love to see PreSonus get there first!
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answered Apr 10 by LFO (2,040 points)
I agree, this one is a no brainer and should be implemented in every DAW from beginning.
I would also love to see this in conjunction with pre-fader metering so the gain control should be pre-fader in order to control gain staging properly.
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answered May 14 by davidstockden (670 points)
This and a low pass /hi pass button (expand to show frequency cut point)!
+2 votes
answered May 23 by neiljordan1 (12,810 points)
selected May 23 by sebastianhartsfield
Best answer
Seriously shocked that this didn't make the feature list in Studio One 4.0.0; it seems like an easy win compared to so many of the things we are asking for! Loads of DAWs have this same request open, and it would've been a great jab at Pro Tools to get there first.
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answered Jun 19 by LaurynasG (500 points)
Those knobs in preinsert position and ''Sum to mono'' button please. :)
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answered Aug 16 by LaurynasG (500 points)
One of my top request!