Old 06-21-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
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Some effect plugins, mostly reverbs, also comps, have a slider for Dry signal and another for Wet signal. some other plugins have only one slider for dry/wet. Is there any difference in usage?
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:19 AM   #2
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When using a "mix" slider/knob, you may still need a separate slider/knob to adjust the (summed) output level.
Having an individual slider for each is more "efficient" in this aspect.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:39 AM   #3
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No, it's just different style of controls. Also, Reaper has a native knob for controlling wet/dry in the top right part of a floating fx window.
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When using a "mix" slider/knob, you may still need a separate slider/knob to adjust the (summed) output level.
Having an individual slider for each is more "efficient" in this aspect.
There is that.

There are also different ways to implement a mix knob, and sometimes it's not exactly clear how it works without experimenting.

Some "mix" knobs are actually just wet volume. The dry will be at unity and the wet added to it. This will never get to 100% wet, and usually tops out at a 50/50 mix and is usually overall louder than the dry alone.

Others are more like a "crossfade" where it's all dry one way and all wet the other, and in the middle, they're mixed 50/50. But there's a couple ways to do that!

You can turn one up and the other down for the whole turn of the knob, so that in the middle each signal is half as loud as it would be at its end, which I think it what the wet/dry knob that Reaper adds to everything does.

Or you can blend one in with the other at full volume until you get to the center where the one is now all the way up too, and the you start blending the other out.

With individual controls, you can really do any of those things, and more.
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