I’m looking at the differences between Inserts and Channel Strips… Why are they separate? Granted, we can add MIDI inserts, but no MIDI strips, and also, there is no external VST effect for the strips, but other than that, any other difference? For example, is there any difference inserting an EQ or a compressor in the inserts vs. in the channel strips?
The Inserts rack for audio-related channels features insert effect slots that allow you to load insert effects for a channel. For MIDI channels you can load MIDI inserts.
Channel Strips p.329
The Channel Strip rack is only available for audio-related channels. It allows you to load built-in processing modules for separate channels.
Or are these two slots separate for historical reasons?