|up to 5 inserts and sends per track |
hasta 5 puntos de inserción y envíos auxiliares por canal
This is not about TV and films: It is about audio consoles (sometimes called “mixers”).
"Inserts" are connectors for sending a signal to an external processor of some sort (compressor, reverb, equalizer, etc.) then taking the processed signal back in at the same point it left the channel strip. "Sends" are auxiliary outputs on consoles that are usually used to send signals to stage monitors for the musicians (in live sound) or studio return monitors (in recording studios), or to create additional mixes, such as for recording, or to send to a sub-woofer, or something like that.
A console with 5 inserts per channel would be very unusual, but consoles with one insert and 4 sends are very, very common, so that’s probably what this was about: 1 insert plus 4 sends.
In Spanish, “inserts” are often just called “inserts”, but more correctly are “puntos de inserción”. And “sends” are usually just called “envois”, although the correct term is “envío auxiliar”.
Finally, the “track” here is a common way of referring to channels or channel strips on consoles. Recording engineers call them “tracks” while live-sound engineers call them “channels”, but they are the exact same thing, and in Spanish they are usually referred to simply as “canales”, although sometimes you do see “pistas”.
I guess I'm about 7 years too late with this answer, but at least it will be in the data base for future reference!
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