OK, I was mixing some tracks and I thought I would put the Steinberg Frequency Analyzer on the first insert of the Stereo Out bus. I put the FA on its ‘frequency’ setting, watching the various frequency bands light up. All good. As the tracks finished playing, with no audio remaining, I noticed the bands were still jumping up and down on the FA. ?? There was no audio playing, I.e., no sound coming out of my monitors.
I started muting the various channels. I found that my bass bass guitar track that was using a Waves SSL400 mono compressor was the culprit. When I muted the channel or bypassed the plugin, the FA went to idle. Now, let me add, that even if I stopped playback - !!! - the FA was showing the various frequency bands were playing along to sounds that I could not hear.
What do you think?