Stupid Question sorry. I'm trying to grasp subgroups. Analog board (see below)
So I have the four subgroup faders, (1-4) and an example channel fader on 16.
Let's say I have drums on channels 1 to 5, Vocals 6 to 10.
When assigning channels to subgroups, why are they grouped? Eg. 1-2, 3-4. If I want to send all my drums to subgroup 1 and all vocals to 2 I cannot do this as they would be sent to a combination of 1 & 2. Hence, I effectively only have 2 subgroups? I understand the left & right for subgroups, hence I could send 3 to left, and 4 to right, but is there a point? Since channels are already mono, I would click both left and right above subgroup faders.
So I'm asking:
Why do you have to assign to 2 subgroups at a time?
Since I have to assign drums to subgroup faders 1 AND 2, why do I have two faders?
Thanks for the help.