Grouping and the Grouping Matrix
Grouping let's you do changes to many tracks at ones, regarding volume, pan, mute and more.
- You might have two tracks that you wish to keep at a constant volume relative to each other. In this case, you could ensure that whenever one is faded up or down then so is the other.
- You might have two tracks that need to be panned opposite each other. In this case, you can ensure that when one is panned in one direction, the other is automatically panned in the other direction.
- You might have two or more tracks that you wish to treat as a group so that they are always soled and muted together.
Grouping from TCP
Select the tracks in the Track Control Panel, press Shift G then select at least one parameter.
Master and Slave Track Grouping
- Master: A control which is master only is one that when adjusted will also change the setting for all slave members of the group but which will not itself be controlled by other group members, not even other masters.
- Slave: A slave only control is one that when adjusted will not change the setting for any other members of the group but which will itself be affected when any group member with master status is adjusted.
- Both: Both master and slave in the group.
Group Parameter Status Indicators
If you choose to have visual track grouping indicators displayed in the track control panel and mixer, then the exact position of those indicators gives you information about that item's group status.
How to get there
- View > Grouping matrix
- Shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + G
Choose "Grouping" from the dropdown-menu
For routing see: Routing Matrix