A router is a patch-bay. Any output can be connected to any single input or to no input. Any input may be connected to none, one or many outputs.
Ramped Routers, unlike real-world patch-bays, make a smooth transition between sources. When an output is switched between inputs, the router ramps the current signal down, switches over to the new signal, and then ramps the new signal back up.
Standard (or Basic) routers are still offered in MWare. These are the same type devices as the Ramped variety, except they make hard switches to the new selection. In many cases, they are a better choice because they require
Allows the router to be set to 'off'. If off is not enabled, the router can only select between its inputs.
This array of colorful buttons select which input is connected to each output. Inputs appear on the rows. Outputs appear on the columns. Up to one button per column may be engaged. Mutual exclusion logic enforces this.
Note: The Input Select control provides an alternate means of controlling the signal routing.
The Input Select control provides an alternate means of controlling the signal routing. This control allows you to numerically select to which input, if any, an output is patched to.
Note: Routing changes made via the Input Select control are reflected in the Cross-Connect buttons and vice-versa.
Switch Level (Ramping Router only)
Determines the level the router ramps down to before switching to the new input.
Ramp Time (Ramping Router only)
Determines the time taken for the router to ramp down to the switch level before ramping back up. The total switch time is double the ramp time.
Router Advanced Topic
Custom sized routers can be built by editing the Algorithm String as follows...
RAMPEDROUTER N M (for a Ramped Router)
BASICROUTER N M (for a Standard Router)
Where N is the number of inputs and M is the number of outputs for the router.