How to route volume post fader
Satellite Sessions can capture audio from any channel, bus, aux or output in your DAW that allows audio effect plugins. Add Satellite Audio to a channel you’d like to share. Capture Audio will be ON by default.
If the Satellite Audio plugin is added to an audio or instrument channel, audio will be captured in Satellite Sessions as PRE FADER. This means any volume, panning or send adjustments/effects made in the DAW will NOT be captured in Satellite Sessions.
In most use cases, this does not pose any issue. However, in some instances, including if the DAW project contains many instrument and audio channels and is in the latter stage of the production process,; it may be desirable to capture audio POST FADER. This will include volume and pan adjustments.
To capture audio POST-FADER, send the channel or group of channels you wish to share to a dedicated Bus/Group/Send channel. Add Satellite Audio to the Bus/Group/Send channel. All audio captured in Satellite Sessions will be POST-FADER. This is perfect for accurately capturing mixdown levels.
Logic Pro X users:
Click on the box from the channel strip marked Stereo Out.
Click on Bus and choose a stereo Bus channel to route the audio to.
Add Satellite Audio plugin as an insert on the Bus channel (below).
Ableton Live users: Method 1
Add an instance Satellite Audio plugin to a Group channel.
Add Satellite Audio to the Group channel. Audio captured in Satellite Sessions will now reflect all automation, panning and other Post-Fader settings.
Ableton Live – Method 2
Create a new, dedicated Audio channel. Set ‘Audio From’ to the instrument channel or Group you wish to capture Post-Fader audio from. Set Input Monitoring to ‘In’
Ensure the channel is set to capture ‘Post Mixer’.
Post fader audio will now be captured in Satellite Sessions.
FL Studio 20
FL Studio 20 already has Post-Fader enabled so you don’t need to change anything to capture volume or pan automation.