I built a mixer to handle a bunch of external inputs as well as VSTs. I have two EFX available for each channel.
Recently, after some great advice from people here, I corrected a big problem with my faders which were doing linear rather than log style fades. That stuff works much better now but I have found that when I use post-fade mode to feed the EFX channels, I have to set my EFX Send values very high to make them work reasonably well. I'm wondering if I should have a different kind of gain system for the effect send stuff.
Attached are the basic ChannelStrip and EffectSend patchers and if anyone has time to see if I should be doing it differently, I'd really appreciate it.