I chose ‘Audio Connections overhaul or External FX Plugin w/flexible routing’ because it’s the closest to what I want. It’s been a huge, time-sucking hassle just trying to set up multiple groups for dual-mono compression. I want to be able to use unlinked compression more easily! I just prefer that sound to the link, stereo sound for most things. In fact, a lot of bigtime mixers set up their groups and/or their mix busses for dual mono compression. Michael Brauer, Chris Lord Alge, Andrew Scheps (unlinked 1176s on the rear bus), etc…
Yet, we have to do way too many steps to process audio in dual-mono. Cubase 10.5 is really inefficient when it comes to this! Dual mono should be selectable for every multi-mono channel via one simple toggle switch.
Also, please allow us to link and/or ‘Quick Link’ insert effects that are on the same channel. For example, the Lead Vocal channel has a compressor on insert one and a different compressor on insert two. I’d like to be able to link their thresholds, despite the fact that those compressors are on the same channel.
Or, it would be really cool if you gave us a plugin host like Waves’ Studio Rack, something that would provide extra insert slots, allowing us to use any inserted effect to process audio in dual-mono, and M/S, or multiband split. It should be available in Direct Offline Processing.