For many audio writers, the basics of production sometimes seem so trivial that theyre overlooked as topics for sites like Audiotuts+. A piece on setting up send/return effects has been a request of readers for a while now, and today Ill teach you how to create??and use??this handy method of routing audio through effects processors.
The name send/return came from the practice of sending a sound out from an amp, into an effect processor, and then back into the amp again before finally playing back through the speaker. Although the effected signal never really returns to the audio source (the audio track) in digital methods, the name has stuck.