Master Sections 1
Effect/Aux Send Master Section
Chances are you are not using external effects boxes anymore, but DAW plug-ins instead. Here is your chance to up your mixing game by creating and using aux masters for your common plug-ins. An example: most people, when starting out, will add a separate reverb plug-in for each input channel, even though the reverb may have the same setting for all. This makes it tedious to set the overall reverb level for the piece. Instead, create an aux send master channel that has one single reverb plug-in (in Digital Performer, this is accomplished by selecting Project→Add Track→Aux Track, add your reverb plug-in to this aux track, and then set the input of the new aux track to the aux send ba you plan to use as your reverb send). Route the input channel aux sends to the aux master channel you just created. Use the aux sends on the input channels to send as much or as little signal as desired from each to the reverb master. Then use the reverb master channel level to control the overall level of reverb.
For concerts, a DAW Aux Send Master setup is extremely handy when sending multiple channels to an on-stage monitor mix so the engineer can quickly adjust the monitor level with a single fader rather than having to adjust each input channel send separately.
The Monitor Section