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More Than One Listen Bus

+9 votes
asked May 5, 2022 in Mixing by ianaeillo (970 points)
One of the best purchases I ever made was a Dorrough 40-a. Analog metering is still important to me and though I no longer have a console I still like to keep the Dorrough near the desk to keep an eye on levels as I work. When I switched to S1 a decade or so ago, I lost the ability to have multiple master faders. This is fine. No big deal. I kept the Dorrough nearby but unplugged.

When the Listen Bus was added I sent a dedicated output to the Dorrough from that and all was good. I realized how much I loved the thing. However, I recently picked up Sonarworks and I love it but no longer have the ability to duplicate the mains to an external meter. When I asked expert chat, they instructed me to add a bus before the master fader that feeds the master and put a send on it to the Dorrough on a dedicated output. That's all well and good but it would be nice if I could just have another Listen Bus or two. Maybe have actual sends on the Listen Bus instead  of inserts? That would be cool. I dunno? I'd rather have another Listen Bus.

2 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 24, 2022 by ericma2 (920 points)
YES  we need multiple listen bus for different Sonarworks profiles!!!
0 votes
answered Jan 4, 2023 by teqnotic (650 points)

I would also like to be able to add more than one listen bus, so I can insert separate Sound ID profiles for each of my studio monitors. Or add "speaker select" toggle buttons to the listen bus. For example:

Speaker Select on Listen Bus