Dummy Module

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Fig 1.0 Dummy Module Diagram

The Dummy Module is a utility module. It does not modify the audio flowing through it, but makes it easier to organize a project.

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Working with the Dummy Module

Fig 2.0 Dummy Module Usage Example

Usage

The Dummy Module provides an audio input and an audio output, along with a volume control.

The Dummy Module performs two important functions:

1) The Dummy Module consumes almost no CPU.
2) The Dummy Module provides a way of structuring your project.

For example, if you want to have an instrument or an effects channel which has clearly marked inputs and outputs, those inputs and outputs should be provided by dummy modules.

This way, it will be easier to organize the instrument while you are writing a song. Effects can be added to the instrument's output, by placing them in-between the instrument, and the instrument's final Dummy Module.

Dummy Modules can also be useful for organizing Automation. If you want to automate an audio connection, you might want to create an extra connection using a Dummy Module. By automating the extra connection, you can ensure that you will not have to reorganize it at a later time.

Also, having extra volume handles will allow you to change the output level of your automated instrument, without having to revise the automation.

Alternatives to the Dummy Module

When it's internal equalizers are turned off, the Equalizer Module consumes little to no CPU. This makes it a good alternative for a Dummy Module. The downside of using an Equalizer Module instead of a Dummy Module, is that the equalizer will consume a considerable amount of space in your project layout.

Connecting the Dummy Module

The Dummy Module provides two typical AudioGL audio connections, which follow the same rules as any other audio connection. If a Dummy Module is to be used as the output of an instrument, it is recommended that the Dummy Module be monophonic.

Parameters

Parameter Range Description
Volume / Panning
0 to +1 in Y-Direction
-1 to +1 in X-Direction

Controls the volume and panning of the signal flowing through the Dummy Module. This volume control uses an Audio Taper (logarithmic volume control).

Module Specific Options

There are no specific options for this module.

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