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A PRE Fader aux is sent out BEFORE the volume fader (and usually the mute)... so any volume changes made on the fader are not reflected in the send. When monitoring, this means you can have a different mix going to the Monitors then the Mains... for example VO talent might want a guide track in the headphones to help with timing, but you don't want to hear ...


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+1 to Sonsey's explanation of Pre and Post-fade sends. However, I'd add that you don't ALWAYS send monitor mixes prefade, either. I have a large vocal ensemble that I mix regularly, whose monitors sends I almost always send POST-fader. Why? Because I want them to hear in their monitors the same mix that the house is hearing, so that they can more ...


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In general, but no rule is absolute: PREfade is mostly used for monitor mixes, POSTfade is used for the main audience to hear. As noted above the audience might hear the wedgies on stage if they are too loud. Also as noted above our MD uses the post fade so the choir hears the same as FOH. That is his quirk. But it causes no real problem as the ...


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