Other Mixing Interfaces

While the functions offered by the Mix Panel within the Mix View are extensive, a subset of these options can be found both in the secondary Mixer Panel and within the Inspector Panel when tracks are selected.

The Secondary Mixer Panel

Unlike the Arranger Timeline Panel, the Mixer Panel can be loaded as a secondary panel in other views. We will briefly examine this version of the panel within the Arrange View.

To load the secondary Mixer Panel: click the Mixer Panel button in the window footer, or press either M or ALT+M .

[Note]Note

Not every view supports every panel. The available panels within a particular view will have their buttons shown in the window footer.

For a review of these buttons and how to load the various panels, see Panel Icons.

Again the bottom right of the panel includes the Mixer view toggles. But while all the toggles appear enabled, there are curiously few sections being displayed.

By looking closer at the view toggles, you will notice that they are all enabled but grayed out. Bitwig Studio is acknowledging that you have these sections enabled, but is also letting you know that there isn't enough vertical space to display them all. While not all panels are resizable, this one is.

To resize a panel: mouse over the panel's border that faces the middle of the Bitwig Studio window. When the cursor becomes a bidirectional arrow, click and drag the border.

Now all enabled sections are visible, each working the same as they did in the central Mixer Panel.

The only difference in this secondary version of the panel is that the Clip Launcher Panel and the big meters section are unavailable.

Mixing in the Inspector Panel

Finally, the Inspector Panel will also display certain mixing parameters whenever a track is selected. Whether in the Arranger Timeline Panel or the Mixer Panel, clicking on the track header will focus the Inspector Panel on that track.

Both the devices and track I/O sections work exactly as they did in the Mixer Panel.

The send section has used the extra space here to display both the targeted effect track's name and the source settings (auto, pre, or post) for each send.

The channel strip + big meters section is a replica of the original channel strip section along with some rearranged big meters on the right. All functionality from these sections remains the same.

Inspecting Effect Tracks

Aside from lacking sends, everything just shown regarding the Inspector Panel holds true for effect tracks, but one additional parameter is worth noting.

To set a send track's routing preference: select the track and then toggle the Pre-Fader button from the Inspector Panel.

When a track's send source is set to auto, the destination effect track's routing preference will be used. By default, the preference of each effect track is Post-Fader (as indicated by Pre-Fader being deselected). When Pre-Fader is enabled, all corresponding track sends that are set to auto will now adopt a setting of pre.

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