There are 2 Buses which can be cross faded on the Screens. The Bus Previews are either side of the Screen Previews at the top of the screen.
The the A (left) and B (right) Buses are color coded. The preview has a rotating grid background to help indicate transparent areas and a label to show which mode Bus is in. The A Bus is currently selected in the image above.
The '=' button next to each Bus preview toggles between 'Mix' and 'Simple' modes.
Each Bus has 4 layers with 8 slots, giving a Bus a total 32 slots.
Bus Source Panel
The screen shot of the bus slot above shows
- 4 input previews to the right.
- a large output preview with the scratch control underneath.
- and mix mode toggle button. The 2nd layer in the example above does not currently have any slot active on it.
- And a 'All' stop button, which will trigger a stop event for all playing slots in this Bus.
There are 2 basic mixing modes:
Simple mode: This mode only allows a single Slot playback at a time. (although this still includes the slot transition effect)
Mix mode: Splits the Rack into 4 layers which are then Mixed with the default mix mode (the effect as if you layered 4 projectors)
The layers relate to the rack layout.
Each layer has a Wet/Dry control on the rack, with an indicator showing layer level and active state. There are also some auto-fade buttons for these. The fade speed is taken from the current TXSpeed setting. There is a bus selector button / indicator which displays which rack is currently active for keyboard control (also highlighted by the keyboard labels being visible on that rack).
The layers have an Attack/Release control and have a type of Polyphonic chord action. The behaviour for triggering of slots/layers is controlled in the top right of the interface, next to the TXSpeed setting. see 'Bus Racks'
TIP: You can drag/drop Patches on to the Bus output at the top of the screen to quickly load a patch into that Bus.
Mixer plugins are color coded blue in the plugins list, and here's a screen shot of two Mixer plugins loaded (they have a blue background panel).
Mixer plgins should work when placed in an FX slot for either a Bus or Screen slot. When in the Bus slot they should handle 4 layers and when in a Screen they should handle 2 buses.