a surprisingly basic question: Is there a way to create “Child”-buses for External FX like we can do for hardware-outputs?
Example: I own the (now legacy) SSL XLogic Multichannel Compressor which offers a 5.1 mode as well as a dual stereo mode. If I now create a 5.1 External FX for this box I have no chance to use it as stereo insert in another project unless I delete the 5.1 entrance. :-/
… it’s also cumbersome in case of mono boxes, like my vintage Neve channel strips, which I can’t combine in pairs of two (or even as a 6-channel insert for surround work) without constantly re-defining the connections.
The most straight-forward solution would be the same “Child Bus”-structure we find in the Output section of the ASIO connections. I thought that at least the External FX “Favorites” would take care for that issue, but this seems to be wrong.
Is there something I missed …?