I will say that in the GRAND scheme…it’s not a HUGE issue right now, because my “full time” external FX are time based FX, which don’t require phase accuracy. But, this is a big decision point for me moving forward, because I have two potential new (io) systems designed–one, the ONLY benefit is having enough IO to permanently wire up all the analog rack. (right now I just have generic inserts defined that I patch via analog cable)
It was brought to my attention due to an inadvertent incorrect setting in my KSP8 that for some reason decided to start including some percentage of dry signal–reeking absolute HAVOC on a set of mixes, as I’m panning into the verb (send does NOT follow pan)…so the inclusion of dry signals time delayed by the compensation was…well, you can imagine.
So, right now, and with one of the new system options, I patch in generic inserts on an as needed basis in the analog world–so, checking at the time=not a problem. But, if I can’t have it solid and will HAVE to check every time I call a mix up for recall, it’s going to make my decision for me to NOT go with the system where I define all the inserts individually in Cubase for the analog gear. I really would love to have that functionality…but, if I’ve got to check it, I’ll take the system design with the better, but less channel conversion-you know?