Route audio via insert effects

When a plug-in is inserted directly into a channel strip, it is termed an insert effect. The channel strip’s entire signal is processed by the effect plug-in. This behavior is suitable for equalizers or dynamic effects, such as compressors. If you have enough processing capacity, you can use up to 15 insert effects on each channel strip.

When multiple effect plug-ins are routed to a channel strip via inserts, they are said to be routed in series. In this type of configuration, the output of one effect is added to the incoming signal and becomes the input of the next effect in the chain. The image below illustrates this process.

Figure. Channel strip with three effect plug-ins routed in series.