Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:20 PM
I was playing around with my settings to try and replicate this problem. I seemed to be able to do it now, and I sent a long winded message to Arne and he said he would see if he could. I am away now, but will try this again when I am back at my board in a few days.
First and most important, is the " set up" and "scene" differences. FX can be saved in a setup, and in a scene. I really don't like this. I think set up should be limited to inputs, and trim....that kind of stuff. FX and EQ should be in the scene....but everyone is different and I can easily make do. Anyway, I discovered that my usual "set up" and my usual "scene" had FX levels at different settings. And it turned out my "set up" had FX on the monitors. Some of my confusion may have been if I just loaded the "set up" and looked at monitor FX, they were there. Loading the a"scene" of course, removed them. I generally play with only one band, so the set up is the same, and the scene rarely changes much either.
So I messed around and saved a scene and a set up, being extra careful that there was no FX on the monitor mixes (and unlinked). I had been doing this from my ipad. I was not satisfied that this "set up" and "scene" confusion was my problem. When this problem happens to me, the FX level is at the EXACT same level on all monitor sends. And when I have used FX on monitor sends, it is NEVER all the EXACT same level to each monitor. And with this problem, it is only the first two FX on the board. I have left all the default FX on the board. So the first two are both reverbs. I have not used the room reverb at all, so absolutely no reason this should be on anything, much less the monitors.
So, I went to my board, powered it off, waited a couple minutes, and turned it on. I pressed the monitor hardware button, then pressed the "FX to monitor button and Aha! There it was. The EXACT same level of FX on each monitor mix. So, I loaded my set up....no FX on monitor, and then I loaded my scene....no FX on monitor. Waited about 30seconds. Powered board off....powered board on, and there they were again! FX to monitors at the EXACT same levels again.
The way I will try this again...and I will video it....will be like this:
Turn board on. Load set up (double check FX to monitors are off) and press save. Load scene, (again double check FX to monitors are off), and press save, then, wait about 30seconds and power off. Power on, and see.
Hopefully Arne has tried this now, and hopefully has seen it. But maybe some others can try it too. If it doesn't happen, and you are sure it has before, try again another day. I did it about 3 times in a row. Maybe I'm just a crazy Canuck!