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Default FX chain (inserts) for any newly created audio channel (incl. VST Instrument channels)

+43 votes
asked Jun 19, 2016 in Mixing by niles (54,590 points)
recategorized Apr 20, 2018 by niles

I would like to suggest a feature (as an option on template or global level) where we are able to create a default FX chain that will be loaded automatically on every audio channel that is added (so also for VST instruments) and (FX) busses.

When is this useful?

This can be useful if you want to load for instance Mix Tool and Level meter on any channel. Or if you want to automatically load your favorite channel strip or chain on every audio channel.

So basically this would give us the option to create our own custom default console channel layout or simply load our personal tools we like/need/use for every channel.

Like this example where the Mixtool and level meter are loaded for every new channel (non existing behavior):

6 Answers

+2 votes
answered Jun 22, 2016 by Skip Jones (166,570 points)

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answered Mar 16, 2017 by ferdinanddemarezoyens (1,980 points)
Yes. That would be very welcome. I woud like to always have vu-meter as first effect on every channel without adding it manually.
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answered Oct 23, 2022 by webhamster (1,780 points)
Yes, that would be such a simple, but amazing improvement.
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answered Jun 1 by firegs (200 points)

Agreed. This should be VERY simple to implement. There's already a "Default" FX chain which you should be able to populate and replace. Studio One simply doesn't load the "Default" chain in any circumstance. I'm not even sure WHY there is a Default fx chain if it doesn't load by default.

Hell, even the add track dialog box defaults to "No Preset". 

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answered Jul 23 by michasulinski (280 points)
Yes, this would save lots of time when mixing many tracks, also having peak meter near db would help too
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answered Jul 23 by tourmgt (1,050 points)
this chain could be created as a macro create tracks select all tracks click macro