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Adding Busses in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy

To create the structure for your audio routing, you can add Audio Busses to the master Audio Bus. You can also create other master busses to mix for other outputs. When using Motion, you should also create a master bus for motion devices, and route all sounds (motion is only low-frequency audio) to a bus in that hierarchy. After you have created a child bus under the master bus, you can create any number of parent and child busses to build your routing structure.

To add a child bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy:

  1. In the Audio tab of the Project Explorer, right-click the bus for which you want to create a new child.

  2. From the menu, select one of the following:

    • New Child > Audio Bus.

    • New Child > Auxiliary Bus.

    The new child bus is added to the Master-Mixer Hierarchy.

To create a parent bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy:

  1. In the Audio tab of the Project Explorer, right-click the bus for which you want to create a new parent.

  2. From the menu, select one of the following:

    • New Parent > Audio Bus.

    • New Parent > Auxiliary Bus.

    The new parent bus is added to the Master-Mixer Hierarchy.

    [Note] Note

    An Auxiliary Bus cannot be at the top level of the hierarchy. Therefore, the New Parent > Auxiliary Bus option will be disabled in such cases.

To add a new master bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy:

  1. In the Audio tab in the Project Explorer, right-click the Default Work Unit in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy.

  2. From the menu, select one of the following:

    • New Child > Audio Bus.

    The new master bus is added to the Master-Mixer Hierarchy.

Copying and pasting busses

Another way of adding busses is to copy existing ones and paste them in the desired location.

To copy and paste an audio bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy:

  1. In the Audio tab in the Project Explorer, right-click the desired bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy.

  2. From the menu, select Copy or press Ctrl+C.

  3. Select another bus in the Master-Mixer Hierarchy under which you'd like to paste the copied bus.

    [Note] Note

    If you copy a master Audio Bus, you can only paste it under the Default Work Unit.

  4. From the menu, select Paste or press Ctrl+V.

    A new bus, with all the same settings as the one copied, is added with a "_##" appended to the end of the name to ensure its uniqueness.