I use ARC 2 (room compensation plugin from IK Multimedia) and because WL8 still does not seem to have any proper solution for monitoring a different audio path from the processing path (like Control Room in Cubase), I am trying to figure out the best workflow. The goal is to meter the original or consequently processed (with plugins in Master Section) audio material while using ARC 2 e.g. seeing the original / processed audio on meters AND listening to the room compensated signal.
Example: I put some plugins in the Master section (EQ, Compressor etc.) and as the last one (or as a Dithering plugin) I put there the ARC 2. This is fine from the listening perspective as the signal is correctly processed and in the end also room-compensated. The problem is that all meters / analyzers (apart from Master Level meter which can be altered using a different Monitoring point) show the signal AFTER room compensation was applied thus totally irrelevant (when rendering, the room compensation must be switched off).
Any ideas? I really hoped that the new Speaker Management would solve this in WL8 but unfortunately it does not.