Have I taken the scenic route?
The best plugins are mostly mono input. That's OK for most situations, but when I want to add, say a decent eq across the whole stereo mix it becomes a little tricky.
At the moment I'm doing it like this:
-break all connections to the main output
-create two new mono busses, pan them hard left and right
-assign all track outputs 1 to the left bus and outputs 2 to the right
-put a copy of the plugin I want over the insert of each bus
This seems to be working fine, but I can't escape the feeling that there is a better way. Any ideas? Putting inserts in the main out redirect seems to result in either silence or feedback.