Buses

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.

bus output

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 toggles between 'Mix' and 'Simple' modes.

Each Bus has 4 layers with 8 slots, giving a Bus a total 32 slots.

Bus Source Panel
 

bus-slot

 

The screen shot of the bus slot above shows

  • 4 input previews to the right, each with a wet/dry mix control.
  • a large output preview with the scratch control underneath.
  • and mix mode toggle button. The 2nd layer is does not currently have any slot active on it.

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.

The layers relate to the rack layout.

rack layers preview

Each layer has a duplicated Wet/Dry control on the rack, with an indicator showing layer level and active state. There are also some auto-fade buttons for each layer. 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 key 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'

You can drag/drop Patches on to the Bus output at the top of the screen to quickly load a patch into that Bus.

Mixing options

Previously there was native ability for a few other types of mixing options, but since version 0.5.2 of IQSynth,  these options are now available via Mixer Plugins.

Mixer plugins are color coded blue in the plugins list, and here's a screen shot of a current Mixer plugin in use (with its blue background panel).

example mixer plugin

They should work when placed in the 1st FX slot for either a Bus | Screen. When in the Bus slot they should handle 4 layers and when in a Screen they should handle 2 buses.