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    GR-PDX
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    If one were to want to mute the effects between songs (ideally with a footswitch…hint hint), one could assign one of the soft keys to the task. But I’m wondering if there are advantages or disadvantages to doing this in either of two ways: using the effects sends or the effects returns? Or the effects master?

    In other words, are there effective (pardon the pun) differences in the way those would act?

    #40379
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    Imagine you have a really long reverb. If you mut the effects return you may cut off the tail of the reverb, whereas if you mute the send the tail can continue and die naturally.

    If we get given DCAs then I’ll be using one of these for my effects returns so that I fade them rather than killing them dead.
    Otherwise, I prefer to mute the send, as I think it usually sounds better.

    #40380
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    Apologies for iPad fingers!

    #40403
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    dpdan
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    Mark, that is exactly what I do too 🙂

    #40405
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    GCumbee
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    Did a live outdoor riverfront show last night. First big show I have done with the QU. I did not realize you could not assign a mute directly to send level like on GLD. So I just created a mute group to mute the send. Same thing just different way. I muted reverb and delay channels. Worked fine.

    #40424
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    Thank you much for the input. That makes sense about wanting to retain the tails on reverbs and delays. I just didn’t know if there were other reasons such as monitors or something.

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