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  • VE Pro 5 and 5.1 routing into Pro Tools

    I made a 5.1 aux in Pro Tools and was happy to see a 5.1 version on the Vienna Ensemble Pro plugin available. However, the plugin sends audio into the aux as L, R, C, Lfe, Ls, Rs and Pro Tools is expecting L,C,R,Ls,Rs,Lfe. I've tried all the preferences in both programs and can't figure out how to allign the channel order. I suppose I could do the old fashioned method of having two stereo and two mono aux tracks, but I would rather have one 5.1 aux if possible. Am I missing something obvious?

  • Sounds like a bug has crept in there. I'll get it fixed asap. Thanks for reporting.

  •  I may be wrong, but I think the current way is correct for everything except Pro Tools, which does it another way.


  • I think you need to add a 5.1 channel configuration  in the Server Interface preferences that has L,C,R,Ls,Rs,Lfe.  Pro Tools calls this layout "C|24/Film" and the other method "ITC/SMPTE."  While you can change the Default Monitor Format in the Output pane of the I/O Setup you can't change it in the internal bussing.  

    The work-around I made is to create a 5.1 bus that I call "VEP REDIRECT", make Sub-Paths in that bus in the ITC order and then have two stereo and two mono auxes in my session that go to the correct speakers.  I can hide these four auxes so that I don't have to see them or think about them.  While this fixes the panning, I still can't get a stereo signal from VE Pro into the subwoofer.  I'll have to experiment some more.

    EDIT:  Only slightly more sophisticated solution:  create a 6.1 VE PRo instance, then in Pro Tools I can have a 5.1 subpath.  In the VEP Surround Panner I can disable the center rear speaker.  Still can't get LFE from the surround panner.