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Allow Mixtool Gain Reductions Beyond -24 dB

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asked Feb 3, 2018 in Editing by neiljordan1 (17,520 points)
retagged May 22, 2018 by neiljordan1
It's helpful to fade out specific Instrument(s) by automating the gain on a plugin. This method doesn't lock up the volume faders with automation values, so the track volume can still be adjusted for mixing with ease.

This works really well with Pro Tools' 'Trim' plugin, because its gain option goes all the way down to -Inf dB; however, S1's Mixtool only goes down to -24 dB!

This might be enough for gain staging, but not for other tasks. Please allow larger gain reduction values with the Mixtool (e.g. -94 / -Inf).

PS: Yes, the above use case can be done by putting a fade-out on the event too, but not for MIDI Instruments.

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answered Mar 29, 2018 by AlexTinsley (912,010 points)
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answered Apr 17, 2020 by Scoox (14,260 points)

I very much would like this. I would like the possibility of going all the way down to -ꝏ. I never automate mixer faders because I use those for static volume adjustments, and prefer to adjust the gain elsewhere. Basically, I use the faders as a "gain multiplier". There are small third-party plugins that can do what the OP requests, but of course it's always nicer if we could do it with stock plugins, especially such a simple thing.

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answered Aug 7, 2020 by btdkoljj (150 points)
Yes please! This will definitely help my workflow, and I’m sure many S1 users will appreciate it.