Another basic mixing operation is the grouping of signals so they can be treated together as one composite signal. A good example of this is background vocals. You could have as many as 24 channels or more of background vocals all singing the same phrase.
Instead of processing each vocal with separate plug-ins and sending each to a reverb channel, you can first subgroup them together into one group channel and process them as one. This will save a huge amount of DSP and allow you to mix them with one fader. Follow these steps to group any set of related tracks together:
1. Add a group channel track. For background vocals, let’s use a stereo channel. (See Figure 13.24.)
2. Route all related tracks ...