Soloing Aux returns

Hi, I’ve recently switched from mixing 'out of the box using a 16-8-2 console and outboard processing, to attempting to mix in the box, and I’ve quickly run into a problem.

I cannot easily solo my aux return busses(eg verbs, delays). Soloing a buss produces no sound at all until I solo a track sending to that buss, which also gives me the dry signal from that track, which is exactly what I don’t want to hear. I only need to hear what’s happening on the buss(from all sends). So if that buss has a stereo verb on it, then what I’m listening for is: “what does the mix passing through that verb sound like?” etc.

Soloing returns is something I’ve grown accustomed to being able to do as part of my mix process.

The workaround I’ve found is to pull faders down, and have the sends pre-fader, which is much less than ideal and fairly time consuming; further distracting me from the task of focusing on listening to the mix.

Am I doing something wrong? If not, are there any intrepid coders out there willing to fix this?


Use the monitor section and switch the soloing mode from SIP to AFL and you should see the behavior you are expecting on the busses.



I’ve had exactly the same question as the OP for quite some time now, until now I haven’t used the monitor section so I’ll check that out as well…

Awesome! Thank you so much.