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jcarter
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The term “mix” in digital world is a general term referring to any kind of bus that sums signals–on the GLD, it could be a group, aux, matrix, main, or FX bus. Up to the maximum number of mixes available, you have the freedom to choose how many auxes, groups, and so on.

A group is the equivalent of an analog subgroup.

An aux mix is mostly equivalent to an aux send on an analog desk–but on the GLD, it is possible to route groups into aux mixes which is not something you can do on the small analog desks I’m familiar with.

“Matrix” has different meanings depending on the manufacturer, but in GLD world a matrix is a mix that only has other mix buses (aux, group, or main–not FX or other matrix) routed to it. Not at all the same thing as a group, so it should be obvious which of the two to use. I mix at a church with a GLD and the only thing we use matrix for is our lobby feed (main mix plus the group we route all the spoken-word mics through, to get the spoken word and music levels balanced in the lobby).