When creating an external effect setup in VST connections for devices that offer DUAL MONO and STEREO operation their is a contradiction in play that inhibits usability of said device…
I have a two channel dynamics processor that can be used dual mono or stereo however I’m forced to setup VST connections in such a way that complicates usage.
Dual Mono Setup
-Mono Device L
-Mono Device R
-inserting both channels of this device on a stereo track I would have to waste two insert slots
-Stereo Device L & R
-Inserting on mono track will use channel 1 but prevent channel 2 from being inserted on a second mono track
…as you see either way I’m screwed…
The issue is, VST connections prevents me from creating a Stereo instance of this device in addition to a Dual Mono instance. VST connections prevents me from assigning ins and outs that have already been assigned. In other words I can’t create multiple external devices with the same input / output settings.