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JoyrexJ9
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Using as external effects processor

Hi,

Wondering if I can use the Ultranova effects independently and separate of the effects going though the synth engine?

E.g. have some reverb applied to the audio on input 1 and back out output 3, however have no reverb on the synth part coming out of the main outputs, instead have some chorus.
I've read the manual and I don't think the effect and audio routing can be configured to support this, but is there a trick I've missed?

P.S. I'm not interested in the DAW/USB audio - only processing external stuff 

skijumptoes
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You can set the audio input FX level up which will send your inputs via the FX Block of course (Which is what you're doing now i presume), the other method is to set the audio in to an oscillator source, but this won't work as the Audio In will be routed with the synth sound AND needs a key to be held down.

However, i've not tried this, but if you're using the Audio In FX Level method, there are PreFXLvl and PostFXLvl parameters in the 'Mixer' submenu on the patch edit - maybe these can be used to give you a dry synth signal?  I don't know if the audio in goes through those parameters or not though.

As i say, i've not tried it myself so maybe/probably doesnt' work - but that would be your only option if this was possible.

JoyrexJ9
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Thanks

I was actually asking if the synth part and the external audio could have *seperate* effects on them.

There's 5 effect "units" in the Ultranova so I was hoping to maximise my investment in the Ultranova and use some of them as standalone effect processors for my other synths and gear. 

skijumptoes
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Ah ok, so you don't own one then.

The answer is No sadly - i just tried, although you can process external audio effects routing will be applied at the output stage of the mixer, i.e. you can't designate which elements go to which FX unit.

 And you certaintly can't align effects slots - That's something a multitimbral workstation is more likely to achieve, so sorry!

JoyrexJ9
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I do own one, but it is being kept boxed until Christmas, as a present to myself! :)

Thanks for the answer, I figured I was asking too much from it, which is fine - it's still going to be a fantastic bit of kit!

skijumptoes
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Oh wow, you're far too kind to yourself! :)

And yes they are great synths, i have the mininova and can find myself dialling in a piano patch sometimes, putting some reverb on it and singing through the mic to come up with more traditional-like songs.. It's great being able to put everything through the FX slots, even if you can't do it seperately.