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  • The NUAGE Fader unit offers many quick and efficient ways to navigate through all the channels in your mixer.

  • To begin with, we have the standard bank and channel nudging controls

  • which allow you to tap through the mixer, 8 channels at a time with the Bank,

  • or single channel at a time,

  • like this.

  • But, since everything is color-coded in the NUENDO mixer, it can often be very easy to use the Touch Slider.

  • Just slide through the channels,

  • until we see the color of the channels where we want to work with.

  • The Touch Slider can also

  • swipe like this, and it will slide down the mixer for a little while.

  • We can also organize the mixer by channel type.

  • If we don’t want to see all of the channels at once,

  • we can simply pick the type of channel we want to be able to see.

  • If I turn everything off except for the Group channels,

  • that's all I see on the Fader unit.

  • If I want to see just the Effect channels,

  • I can turn them off.

  • If we want to see everything,

  • we can turn them back on like this.

  • This can make it quite easy to get to the channel you are most interested in.

  • We also have access to the NUENDO Mixer Agents.

  • The Mixer Agents will sort through the tracks in your Project with a certain criteria.

  • For example,

  • if we press the PLAYING CHANNEL button,

  • the Fader unit will only show the channels that have events at the current cursor position.

  • If we press the EVENT CYCLE button,

  • now we see tracks that have events in between the Left and Right locators.

  • If we press the EVENT ON TRACK button,

  • that will show us

  • all the tracks that actually have audio data on them.

  • Next comes the expand agent,

  • and how this works is

  • when we select the channel and press EXPAND button,

  • you'll now see all the connected channels to the Selected channel.

  • For example,

  • this track has an Aux Send

  • that's routed to this Reverb Effect channel,

  • so we see that here.

  • The output destination of this track

  • is the Sound Effect stem, so we see that there.

  • But this also works in reverse.

  • So let's take a look at the Sound Effect stem.

  • It's a group channel.

  • If we select the Sound Effect stem,

  • press the EXPAND button,

  • now we will see all the tracks that are routed into the Sound Effect stem,

  • and then also we will see the output destination which is the 5.1 mix bus.

  • If you select channels from different parts of the Mixer like this,

  • holding down the Control key,

  • making a selection here,

  • here and here,

  • we can use the Selected Channel agent

  • to just show those selected tracks in the hardware unit.

  • Now, if you want to save this view as one of your preferred channel views,

  • you can press and hold one of the Channel View buttons here,

  • until it stops flashing.

  • Now, if we return to all channels,

  • and we want to see that previously viewed

  • channel selection, we can press the Channel View control #1.

  • Now we returned to just those 4 channels we saw before.

  • When you have less than 16 channels visible on the Fader unit,

  • they can either be aligned to the right side of the Control Surface or the left side of the Control Surface.

  • Now, in the case where 2 Fader units are linked together, they act as one Control Surface.

  • Here is how you change the alignment from the right side to the left side.

  • If we hold down the Shift key and press the Bank left arrow,

  • now, the remaining channels will be on the left side of the Control Surface.

  • Hold the Shift again and press the right arrow, and they will return to the right side.

  • It's also possible to freely assign where these channels will be shown on the Fader unit.

  • For that,

  • you press Alt and the right arrow.

  • Now, using the Touch Slider, I can freely move those channels around on the Control Surface.

  • If you want to exit free-align mode, press Alt

  • and the left arrow, and you will return to a fixed alignment either to the right or the left.

  • If you would like to lock one of the channels in the Mixer so that you always have access to it,

  • you can use the Lock function.

  • Simply select a channel

  • and press either the Right Lock key to lock the channel to the right side of the Control Surface,

  • or the Left Lock key to lock it on to the left side of the Control Surface.

  • Channels that are locked are displayed with lines across the OLED.

  • So, if I have several channels locked one side of the Console,

  • and the I swipe through the remaining channels,

  • notice how the locked channels stay in their position and don't move.

  • If there are channels in the Mixer that you no longer need to see, you can hide them from view.

  • Select the channels,

  • and then press and hold the HIDE button,

  • now they are no longer part of the Mixer.

  • If you would like to see a complete list of all the tracks in your Project whether they are visible or not,

  • we can go to the Channels page.

  • That's accessed with the Page Control here at the bottom of the Fader unit.

  • Right now we are on the Home page which shows the Control Room

  • and the various meters for the Control Room.

  • That's accessed with left and right arrows.

  • If you press the PAGE button, it will switch to the Channels page,

  • and here we have 2 panes,

  • one is the Zones,

  • and the other is Visible pane.

  • If the track is visible,

  • the dot on the left will be lit up.

  • If it's not visible, it will be dark.

  • So, let's say we take a few tracks here,

  • and show only the selected tracks in the Mixer,

  • now you can see that the rest of the tracks

  • have no dot visible,

  • meaning they are invisible to the Fader unit.

  • If we go back to all channels,

  • we can see all the channels become visible again.

  • If we go to the Zones pane,

  • this shows whether the channels are locked to either the right side or the left side of the Fader unit.

  • So, if we take several channels,

  • lock them to the right side

  • of the Fader unit, we can see the right button is lit up

  • for those tracks.

  • If we take some other ones

  • and lock them to the left side of the Surface,

  • we can see that the buttons are lit up on the left side here.

  • When you have more than one Fader unit in your NUAGE system,

  • they can work together as a combined Control Surface, or they can work independently.

  • This is the Unit Link feature.

  • So, when the 2 Fader units are linked together, they act as one large Control Surface,

  • but if you disable the Unit Link feature,

  • the 2 Fader units become independent.

  • And you can have certain channels visible on one unit, and different channels visible on another unit.

  • So, for example,

  • if I select several channels over here, and I only want to see those on that Fader unit,

  • I can do that.

  • Then, if I take several channels over here,

  • different ones, and I only want to see them,

  • I can do that as well.

  • Now I have two different sets of channels on each Fader unit.

  • If I re-link the units back together again,

  • that acts as one Surface,

  • and now I can return to all channels.

The NUAGE Fader unit offers many quick and efficient ways to navigate through all the channels in your mixer.

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    藍天 posted on 2015/04/29
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