X32 COMPACT: Effects Screen
The effects screen controls various aspects of the eight internal effects processors. On this screen, the user can select specific types of effects for the eight internal effects processors, configure their input and output paths, monitor their levels, and adjust the various effects parameters.
The home screen contains the following separate tabs:
1. Home: The home screen provides a general overview for all eight effects processors, displaying what effect has been inserted in each of the eight slots, as well as displaying input/output paths for each slot and the I/O signal levels.
2. FX1-8: These eight duplicate screens display all relevant data for the eight separate effects processors, allowing the user to adjust all parameters for the selected effect.
Effects Screen: Home Tab
The effects screen’s home tab provides a high-level overview of the eight effect processor slots, giving the user “at-a-glance” feedback on what effects they have assigned to the slots, the console source and destination for each processor, and the input/output levels for each processor.
To make adjustment on the effects screen’s home tab, perform the following steps:
1. Adjust the 1st encoder to select the input source for the currently highlighted effect block. Signal path choices include:
- Insert Send
- Mix Bus 1-16
2. Tap the 1st encoder to assign the currently selected input source.
3. Adjust the 2nd encoder to select the input source for the right side of the currently highlighted effect block.
4. Tap the 2nd encoder to assign the currently selected input source.
TIP: To configure an effect as mono input and stereo output, set both input sources to the same signal path.
5. Adjust the 5th encoder to scroll among the different available audio effects. Choices include:
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1. Hall Reverb 14. Rotary Speaker 27. Dual Enhancer 2. Plate Reverb 15. Tremolo/Panner 28. Stereo Enhancer 3. Vintage Reverb 16. Delay & Chamber 29. Dual Exciter 4. Vintage Room 17. Chorus & Chamber 30. Stereo Exciter 5. Ambience 18. Flanger & Chamber 31. Stereo Imager 6. Gated Reverb 19. Delay & Chorus 32. Dual Guitar Amp 7. Reverse Reverb 20. Delay & Flanger 33. Stereo Guitar Amp 8. Stereo Delay 21. Dual Graphic EQ 34. Dual Tube Stage 9. 3-tap delay 22. Stereo Graphic EQ 35. Stereo Tube Stage 10. Stereo chorus 23. Dual TruEQ 36. Dual Pitch 11. Stereo Flanger 24. Stereo TruEQ 37. Stereo Pitch 12. Stereo Phaser 25. Wave Designer 38. Dual De-Esser 13. Mood Filter 26. Precision Limiter 39. Stereo De-Esser
6. Tap the 5th encoder to assign the selected effect to the currently highlighted effects slot.
7. Adjust the 6th encoder to scroll among the eight effects slots, to select one for editing.
8. Tap the 6th encoder to go to the edit page for the currently highlighted effects slot.
Effects Screen: FX 1-8 Tabs:
The effect editor tab allows you to edit the parameters for the specific effect processor assigned to the corresponding effects slot. In order to more closely simulate the look and feel of the outboard processors that are no longer necessary with a digital console, the individual effects processor screen provides a graphical representation of the effect processor’s real world physical counterpart. This provides greater ease of use to the user than a simple text list of parameters.
To make adjustment on the FX screen’s editing tab, perform the following steps:
1. Adjust the six rotary encoders to change the various effect parameters shown at the bottom of the screen.
2. Use the Layer up/down buttons to switch the rotary encoders to a second set of parameters for effects that contain more than six adjustable parameters total.
3. When the effect processor has been edited to your satisfaction, push the 6th encoder to go back to the FX home tab (or simply resume the mixing duties in general).
4. See the FX Descriptions chapter for details on specific parameters.
TIP: For the Graphic EQ effects, tap the 1st encoder to implement the “Graphic EQ on Faders” function. This allows you to boost-cut the different EQ bands using the 8 console output faders, 8 faders at a time, with the relevant EQ bands displayed on the channel LCD screens.