How to route a return track to multiple outputs


Hi there,
In the last couple months I was trying to figure out if it's possible to route a return track to multiple outputs in ableton. 

In my setup I have 4 audio channels routed from ableton to 4 channels in my external mixer.

This cause me a problem because the return track send the sinal only to one channel and not for multiples.

I was wondering if there is some routing possiblity to send the sinal from the return track to all of my audio outputs so the effects can be heard on which channel of the external mixer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Best regards,


luismiguelnorte 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • znevans
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    Just in case anyone else is looking for an answer.  

    The best route I've found to do this is to add the Audio Effect "External Audio Effect" to an individual Return track and then route whatever audio to that Send only.  For my case, I run 4 mono channels with various instruments in a live application.  Synth, Bass Synth, Drums and one-shots.  They each are routed via 4 different sends (A, B, C, D).  Each of those Return Tracks have a single External Audio Effect w the Audio To parameter set to the single mono channel that my interface provides.  

    I think it'd be nice if you could add explicit outs as an option (maybe you can and I'm just ignorant), but this works.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Happy Tony
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    Im not sure but try sending all the returns to diffrent sends within Live and then out after theyre split into seprate tracks on Live.

    Sorry if this doesnt help.

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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