I’m a bit confused about latency and delay compensation:
It is my understanding that plugin delay is automatically compensated for if ‘Constrain Delay Compensation’ is not active, so can we ignore the info displayed in the Channel Latency section on the MixConsole? Does this have any practical use or is it displayed just for information only?
If I select an FX channel on the Project screen, select the ‘Insert’ entry (in this case an external PCM-91) and then click on the ‘Measure Effects Loop Delay’ icon, the loop’s delay is obtained and placed on the ‘Delay______’ line - in this case ‘6.73 ms’. Is this in effect a negative number that will pull up the returning signal to keep it in sync with the original, dry signal?
I’m hard pressed to hear any difference between a setting of 0.00 and 6.73 ms; any difference I am hearing may well be imaginary!
Why is this delay not automatically compensated for?
There is of course a good chance that I might be misinterpreting everything.