Frequency 2 is a really great addition overall! I’ll be using it all the time. But the way the “Gain” and “Start” knobs work is a bit confusing and a bit hard to work with. As far as I can tell, the Gain knob changes meaning if you toggle dynamics mode on/off. This means you can’t really A/B the effects of the dynamics for that band. You can disable the Side Chain for the band, but it isn’t clear what that does. It seems like it reverts back to using the internal source as the side chain, but that is an option in side chains, so it doesn’t really make any sense. Either way it doesn’t seem to defeat the dynamics processing. It also means you can’t use it as an EQ and Dynamics processor for the same band.
It seems like if the Start and Gain meanings were switched it would be more straightforward, would allow previewing of on/off states of dynamics, and would allow it to be used as both EQ and dynamics at the same time.
So for example: You set your Freq, Q, and Start… this gives you a normal EQ (and should always affect the sound the same whether dynamics is enabled or not). Then you can optionally add dynamics on top of it, either adding or subtracting to the baseline EQ adjustments. This would be more straightforward because if you’re doing EQ you’d only use the knobs under the EQ section. If you’re only doing dynamics you’d mainly use the knobs in the Dynamics section.
Then maybe remove the ability to turn off the side chain per band? I’m not sure what dynamics does if it’s not using some reference source.