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Bus to bus connection

Hello and thank you for your great software.

Generally speaking, I find Qtractor very intuitive. However I had a hard time in finding a way to route the output of a bus A to the input of another bus B. If bus B is the Master bus, it works. Otherwise, it doesn't.

After a lot of searching, I found oskar48's workaround:

He suggests to use an external Jack client, such as jack_simple_client, and route the output of A to the input of jack_simple_client, and the output of jack_simple_client to the input of B. In this way, routing works!

But it is a very unintuitive solution, and it requires to run an external program for each connection. Am I missing something? Why a direct bus-to-bus connection does not work?


rncbc's picture

yes or better no. you're not missing anything. it is not possible to aux-send from a bus that is listed after the originator one. although just by chance, it may work from a later to a previous one (eg. the very first, often called "Master").

nb. this kind of idiosyncrasy is an internal processing flow design one, not quite a bug. in reality you're not supposed to connect inter-output-buses at least directly so. it just happens by chance through due to the existence of the aux-sends pseudo-plugins, that vaguely allows for it, even though they were meant primarily to re-route from tracks or input-buses to output-buses.


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