In this article we are going to go over using VSX on a separate bus so that users can easily switch between the headphones and speakers without having to bypass constantly when trying to A/B.
Studio One 5 users can always use the "Listen Bus" and route the output to the HP directly. However, if using Sonar works on master bus follow the steps below to route the mix to the correct source.
- Select all the tracks and fx in the project and bus all their outputs to one new Bus/Send fader and name the fader "Mix Bus".
- Add a Send to this "Mix Bus" fader and set it to Pre-Fader.
- Name this Bus VSX, then add VSX to the insert on this bus and Route VSX FX track to Output 3-4 of the Audio Interface.
- Route output 3-4 of the Audio Interface to the HP output.
Now the speaker outputs on the Stereo Out will be "clean" and not have the VSX room models on it, while the headphones will always have the VSX effect making it very easy to switch between Speakers and Headphones. All mastering effects should be done on the Mix Bus / Send track so that the users are hearing the final master through the VSX plugin. If more plugins are added to the Master fader then these will not be heard through the VSX plugin return track.