How to mixdown effects on each channel?
Hi - hoping someone could help me with some fundamentals on Ableton. Despite using it for some time on a hobby basis - I am lacking knowledge on some fundamentals. This is probably a simple one for someone.
Making most of my music in session view (recording hardware synths and vsti), I think some of the tracks are ready to be out together in arrangement view and ready for mixdown.
The biggest question I have is this - I have effects on each channel - do I need to resample them together with the loops before mixdown - or are all effects applied included in the mixdown. i.e. a synthline with reverb on the channel - do I need to resample them together first so that the reverb is part of the sample?
I recall experimenting with a mixdown a while ago and I recorded into the arrangement view by hitting record and playing out live in session view. I was constantly playing with the filters on the track. I then did a mixdown and when I reimported it there were no filters - just basic dry loops.
My second issue is this and might provide some clarity on the process I have been doing. Due to issues with CPU I have always immediately bounced any midi recorded with VSTi to audio. I have then deactivated the midi track and deactivated the vsti, so i have it for live jam or reference. But all my audio tracks have 1/2 in the 2nd box underneath the "audio from". If i require a mono final loop should I set this before recording in - or can I just drop the utility on it afterwards. I am not to sure on what to set this at. An again as the utility is essentially an effect rack? how does this apply to my mixdown question? Duh?
Thanks for any advice.
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