id say the supplied modules do this yes… modules are suppose to pass thru the audio
if you want to here the input audio without effects, then you could use an additional chain.
e.g. use 2x4+2
in the first chain, do whatever you want, and then use chain 2 as the monitor chain.
(remember to turn up the audio input gain on both chains as required )
as a complete aside,
this is an area im playing with in Orac 1.1, and i’ll admit Im struggling to find the right balance between flexibility and use-ability. 1.0 was nice and simple, so users didn’t need to think about it, but was not very flexible , and prone to modules ‘doing the right thing’.
it feels like it really passing audio thru or not, should be a infrastructure thing…
so, as I currently have it in 1.1, each module slot (so in the router) can turn on audio thru or not… by default its on (as you want the audio flow down the entire chain)
BUT this is a bit of a pain with FX modules, because often they have a MIX control.
so really you want audio thru OFF, as your getting (part of) the dry signal from the mix, so you don’t want to double that up.
but I don’t really want users ro have to remember to switch audio thru on/off… so still not sure, this is how it’ll end up.