Entering names and doing the patch; the planning stage.
Some important points to remember;
1) Mono channels can be paired to make stereo but only adjacent odd / even channels.
2) There are 24 channels in each mono layer and stereo channels are in two layers of 4 so avoid putting groups of
related channels across the layers. (Just like splitting related channels across a center-master analog console.)
"THE EXAMPLES" have less than 64 channel requirement and many are stereo so they can be accommodated on the
The most obvious candidates for the stereo channels are the effects returns, CD and ambience mics. There needs to be
one more stereo channel; this could be a stereo keyboard or stereo sampler line; but in this example the drum overhead
mics were chosen.
The revised list here shows this in the "First Attempt" column.
PM5D / PM5D-RH Quick Start Guide Part 1
At this stage it is noted that the stereo sampler lines are
in even + odd pairs so they cannot be linked into pairs. By
making the decision to move a single channel the pairing
can be made; this is labeled second attempt.
With "THE EXAMPLES", the choice is made to keep the
Simon vocal as the last channel in a layer; making it quick
to ﬁ nd.