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How can I Record Fat Channel Processing on my StudioLive Classic Mixer into Studio One?

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asked Apr 10, 2015 in Classic Mixers by mconrad (1,790 points)
How Can I Use Fat Channel processing on my Studio One tracks, and how can I print the processed audio into Studio One?

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answered Apr 10, 2015 by mconrad (1,790 points)
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You probably will want to use the Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ 
during post-production. The question is to print these changes to your 
recording. An easy way to do this is through the main bus FireWire sends.

In this example, we will be processing a stereo drum loop in Studio One 
through the Fat Channel processing on Channel 3 and 4 on your StudioLive.


1. In Studio One, route the channel’s outputs to StudioLive FireWire Returns 3 and 4 
(see Section 7.3.2 in this manual, to learn to create input and output buses in Studio One).


2. Engage the FireWire return button on Channel 3 on your StudioLive.


3. Select Channel 3 on your StudioLive.


4. Press the Link button in the Fat Channel to stereo-link Channels 3 and 4.


5. Press and hold the SIP button.


6. Solo Channel 3-4. You will notice that all other channels have muted.


7. Raise the faders on Channels 3 and 4 to Unity.


8. Raise the Main fader to Unity.


9. StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 owners: In VSL, patch Main L/R to Auxiliary FireWire 
Returns 31 and 32.

Note:  Refer to page 37 of this manual to learn more about the Inputs router detailed below


StudioLive 16.0.2 owners: In VSL, patch Main L/R to the Flexible Inputs.


10. In Studio One, create a new stereo audio track 
(see section 7.3.2 and 7.4 for more information).


11. In Studio One, select StudioLive Auxiliary FireWire Sends 31 and 32 (24.4.2 and 
16.4.2 owners) or StudioLive FireWire Sends 15 and 16 (16.0.2 owners) for the 
inputs on the new track.


12. You can then process the playback stream through the Fat Channel 
for both the individual channel and for the Main bus.

13. Once you are happy with the sound, record it in Studio One.


Power User TipThe unprocessed track can be removed from the session 
or used in tandem with the processed track as an effect. The flexible routing 
and mixing capability of the StudioLive provides you with an arsenal of tools 
previously unavailable to “in the box” mixes. Don’t be afraid to test the limits 
of modern mixing techniques and to create techniques of your own!

For StudioLive AI users, the "Digital output" option in StudioLive has changed.
Please see the information found on this knowledge base article to see 
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