On Mon, 2002-11-25 at 09:04, Tim Jenkins wrote: > Can somebody please explain the send channels in the effects channel > > Up until now I have only used 1 to 16 but am now finding I am now at a point > where I am straining my PC. Am I right that I can put, say, a generic reverb > on a send and free up effects channels and hence free my processor too ?? Yes this is correct. If you put a reverb in send 1 and set it to 100% wet and 0% dry (this is the correct configuration when used in a send channel), then you can send small amounts of sound to this send channel using the first of the four dials in the bottom right of the FX window. Simply set these dials for each FX channel (to send a different amount of sound from each one). I generally have two reverbs, one on Send1, another on Send2. The first one I set up with a short decay (around 1-1.5 secs) the other I send up with a longer decay (up to 4 secs). This is really handy for mixing purposes; sounds that just need a little "Ambience" I send 3-5% to send 1. For sounds that I want to "float" in the mix, I send 10-15% to send 2 (with the longer decay reverb). It is also possible to send sound part way through an FX channel to a send channel, say from slot three upwards rather than from the end as you do if you use the black dials in the bottom right of the FX window. This is done by inserting a "Fruity Send" plugin. I think there is quite a good flash tutorial on this called "FX explained" or something similar here: http://www.e-officedirect.com/Fruityloops/documents/335.html I can't seem to access them at the moment, but that is probably because I'm at work and running Linux. hope that helps, Andy -- The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be legally privileged. If you have received this e-mail and you are not a named addressee, please inform us as soon as possible on +44 118 901 2999 and then delete the e-mail from your system. If you are not a named addressee you must not copy, use, disclose, distribute, print or rely on this e-mail. Any views expressed in this e-mail or any attachments may not necessarily reflect those of Tao's management. Although we routinely screen for viruses, addressees should scan this e-mail and any attachments for viruses. Tao makes no representation or warranty as to the absence of viruses in this e-mail or any attachments. Please note that for the protection of our business, we may monitor and read e-mails sent to and from our server(s).