I've just returned to Qtractor after a work-enforced absence and am having problems with the Aux Send feature. Could you clarify the intended purpose of this feature please? Specifically, I'd like to find out the following:
1) As I understand things from your previous comments, Aux Sends are for internal routing and Inserts are for external. Is that correct?
2) When routing a signal from a Track (MIDI or Audio) via an Aux Send to an internal Bus (Duplex), where is the signal supposed to go after this? Does it automatically return to the Track and get routed through the Track's "Output" destination (as chosen in the "Track" dialogue box), or does it stay in the Bus (and therefore should be routed manually, via Connections or something)?
What I'm attempting to do is to send several tracks (either MIDI or Audio) to one Reverb Bus, via Aux Sends in the Tracks, so that they can share the same reverb plugin (with varying levels of gain via the Aux Send's dialogue box), then export this (and other tracks) via the Master Audio export.
I've been using the Mixer to set all this up (as you've told me to do previously) and, from checking there, the signal is registering in the Reverb Bus, but I can't hear any reverb effect. In order to hear it, I have to connect the Reverb Bus' outputs to system 1 & 2 in Connections. Is this what I should be doing?
In addition, when exporting the Master Audio output, the reverb is not present. To be able to export this, I have to export the _Reverb Bus_ output, which isn't much use to me as I'd like to (if possbible) have several shared Buses, all eventually ending up at the Master Audio out.
In short, I'm not at all sure how the system is supposed to work. I know from your previous comments that it's not an Ardour-style "anything to anywhere" system, but can't seem to work out what it's doing. FYI, the Inserts feature appears to be fine - I can route out to Jamin and back into Qtractor, then export, with no problem. It's just the internal routing that I'm stumped on.
Any help would be very much appreciated. I'm running 0.5.11.15 from SVN.