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    Hi Michael,

    Thanks! This is totally doing (most of) the trick.

    I don't quite understand what the 5th step is supposed to do — I don't yet understand the role of chains or zones in an audio effect rack — but for all intents and purposes this is working. I have a MIDI button mapped to the activator icon in each chain, and have the blank "dry" chain set to 0dB.

    The only downside is it's not quite an effect "chain" anymore, since the effects are parallel and not in series.
    rmedek 9 months ago