SE3 Input Settings Page

Hi all

I’ve just revived my copy of SE3, dormant for a wee while after its host machine crashed and died. I had to do a quick relearn while I was setting up SE3 to talk to my E-Mu sound card. I noted for the first time that, if I had a channel strip settings page open then clicked on the Audio Device settings in VST Connections, the attached property page opens.
There it is, complete with hardware compressor module. The documentation suggests that SE3 offers no input channel strip so there would appear to be no easy way to get to the input settings page. I am keen to find an easier way but the documentation does not seem to offer it. Am I missing something? Any assistance would be very welcome.