Direct insert vs. AUX Track insert – How do you…
Modern DAWs and computers have enormous power these days. Back in the days, you had to think twice before using an effect plugin in your session. Plugin slots and CPU power were limited.
The possibility of using AUX tracks to sum various tracks to one effect plugin was needed to make bigger sessions even work fluently.
Today, even little laptops can play massive sessions with dozens of tracks and plugins. Most plugins have a built-in mix fader to change the amount without the need of an extra track for that, so let’s drag all plugins directly into our audio tracks and that’s it, right?
How about you? Why the need of AUX tracks for effects anymore when you can insert them all directly? How do you set up your effects? Direct insert or AUX track insert?