I apologize for not being clear. I will try to explain the issue in a simpler manner.
I use Magic A/B from samplemagic: https://www.samplemagic.com/details/184/magic-ab.
It was in the Monitors rack in the Control Room and it was working as intended. I could switch between my mix and the reference tracks in the plugin using it’s A/B feature.
The issue was:
- The big, red “Control Room Level” knob in the Control Room only changed the volume of my mix, but not of the plugin - my conclusion was that the Monitors rack is post the big, red “Control Room Level” knob and the meters - which makes sense, as its purpose is to affect a particular set of speakers while leaving others unaffected.
- The output of Magic A/B didn’t go through Control Room meters.
But you have lead me to the solution, by asking the right question!
There are two racks - Monitors and Main, and I should have been using the Main rack of course, not the Monitors rack, which I was using.
The Control Room layout is inconsistent, as most the racks are placed directly under the bar that opens them, but not the Main Rack - the rack itself is below the Talkback button, while the Main bar is above the Control Room controls - which confused me. It looked as if the rack is for Talkback instead of the Main output, though I knew there is a separate Talkback rack on the top of the control room, it didn’t click with me.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your help!
Edit: unfortunately it looks like it is not possible to pass the main racks output through the control room meter, though the Control room level knob affects its volume.