For the longest time, a plugin’s gain setting has affected the output level even when the plugin slot is bypassed.
This has the following unfortunately side effect:
- Suppose an effect plugin alters the perceived volume of an incoming signal.
- You adjust the gain of the effect to bring it make to normal.
- You bypass the plugin - the perceived volume changed again.
Would it be better if when a plugin is bypassed it’s gain is internally set back to 0db and when unbypassed set back to whatever it was before?
It’s an easy change to make, but I’m reluctant to do it as it might mess up too many existing setups.
btw: one work around is if the effect plugin itself has it’s own internal gain setting - use that instead of Cantabile’s.