I have a Townsend labs mic. It uses a stereo track. Records the front of the mic on the Left side and the back on the mic on the right side. You then add the Townsend Labs plugin to insert one or (or whatever insert you want). After that it is still stereo but is summed mono (same on the left and the right). Generally I only need mono inserts after this but the track is stereo so I just add stereo inserts if needed. With plugins it is no big deal to add a stereo insert and have a bit more cpu power taken. Now I have external effects I use. Say I want to use a external 1176 or something I only have one of. Check out pg 398 of
The “routing editor” I can route the left ch to the right ch and so on. But how would I mono sum the L and R so I can use a mono plugin?
I still have to think about this (I am not at the studio right now as I am writing this so I may be wrong). Can I set this mono 1176 up as a stereo plugin by hitting F4 and summing it there? Can I use Blucat Patchworks and do something there? I tried bluecat Patchworks in the past and was not able to find where the steinberg/external effect were to load them.