When do I need to bypass the plugin?

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    Andrea Caneparo

    If I bypass the whole plugin and not simply press the bypass button inside the plugin, my mix receives a 6dB boost which was unintended and could even end up clipping, isn't that wrong?

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    Matīss

    Hey!

    That's the result of bypassing the "avoid clipping" safeguard. If you disable it in the plugin, max out the volume fader, the volume of plugin being active, with bypassed calibration and bypassing the whole plugin should not change.

    The same thing happens with limiters. If it does any peak limiting, bypassing it completely will clip your output.

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    Stevefal

    The probability of occasionally forgetting to bypass is almost 100%.

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    Matīss

    Steve - this is also something that we are working on at the moment: auto-bypass function.

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    Ivan Lekic

    Im doing crazy thing.. i love what the plugin does of my mix, but dont like when i bypass the plug before mixdown .. I implemented sonarworks into my master, and i have amazing results .. am i crazy !?

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    gamma

    My DAW (Reaper) has a special channel for monitoring plugins. I put R4 in this channel just once and it becomes a global plugin appearing in all my projects and being automatically bypassed when mixing... the plugin is the little green rectangle on the top right corner... pretty cool :)

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