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Way to control EFX in/out without resorting to EFX menu?

While running a live show it would be awkward to have to keep the EFX menu up on the color touchscreen display for access to EFX on/off as it eliminates all metering displays. While one could change fader layers from channel to multi to be able to punch EFX on and off it is awkward when you'll also require quick access to input channels. Having EFX on/off available, maybe as a couple of the hardware buttons below the LCD display when on some of the meter bridge pages would help immensely. In fact being able to customize those buttons for specific fast access or control would really improve the ergonomics of the board.
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  • Not at the moment, but the next version of the firmware will change the EFX routing so that the input source is actually used to control the output (therefore any destination of that source is the destination for the effects). So you'll be able to apply inputs, auxes, groups or the main, and you won't need to go into the effects; just change the correct channel's destination.

    Not too sure when the next firmware update will be released, however, as we're told it will coincide with the next digital mixer release.
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  • Hi Grant,

    Well, that will be an improvement but it'll still be awkward to have to switch between channel and another layer to get to the aux/group on/off button to toggle effects such as reverb. For a fast moving show losing access to the channel faders for even an instant can be problematic. This is why I suggested elsewhere that user defined buttons be added in firmware to define functions for the four buttons under the LCD display.

    --Ira
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