OK, I did some checking of this. Using the Cubase LUFS meter, I found the reajs TB volume-matching was only accurate to within 1-1.5 dBLUFS. In other words, when “BYPASS ON” was toggled with “BYPASS OFF” in the plug-in playing a loop of audio, the volume changed by that much.
The “BYPASS OFF” was always a bit louder during my testing, making the eq’d/comp’d audio that much louder.
How acceptable that is is a judgement call, of course, but I just wanted to pass along my observations.
Also - on 1 or 2 occasions there was some phasiness as though the TB PDC wasn’t working properly. I had to close down Cubase and reopen the project to make it go away. I notice there is a PDC toggle described in the TB manual, but it doesn’t appear in my GUI.
Also noticed that the equal volume comparison of comp eq active/bypassed was made (via “Autogain RMS”) at the volume of the bypass. It would have been much sweeter if it had chosen to present the comparison of the two at the volume of the comp/eq being active … since that’s what our ears have been listening to as we mix.
Finally, the ergonomics of using the reajs/TB didn’t seem optimal. First of all, that plugin stole the qwerty keyboard from Cubase, so every time I wanted to start/stop Cubase, I had to click outside the plugin. Also, the A/B comparison needed to be click in one spot, drop down menu, then click in a different spot … a toggle would have been awesome for eyes closed/blind testing (I didn’t see a keyboard shortcut option). Finally, I found that it took a really long time for the plugin to “wake up” when coming back in from clicking outside its GUI unless one of its controls was toggled (I used the RMS Window MS), so more click/click.
Having said all that, it is free! And I think it is really really cool that it’s not just limited to bypassing inserts on one track - I had a chain of effects in different groups, and I was able to put the source before the start of the chain/the control at the end, and then could check out the true effect (within that 1-1.5 dBLUFS) of each of the inserts in the chain, individually and “summed”. I will probably trial the Melda one, MCompare I think it’s called, when it comes out, and see how much if anything extra one gets for $60 or so.
Until then - I really appreciate your pointing the way to this thing, lachrimae!