I am in the process of putting together a new effects rack and looking for some opinions on routing.
Here is a list of what is in the rack, going to wire it up over the weekend:
dbx 2231 eq
dbx 166xs compressor
ART Pro VLAII tube compressor
Ashly 1001 x-over
In the past I have run effects (400 & 482i only in this case) on the loop through the desk and run the mains to the EQ first, compressor(s) and then x-over. This will be a stereo setup so compressors in linked mode etc. On a side note, really impressed with the VLAII, it is so musical and sounds very very close to the high end tube comps that are way outside my price range...recommend checking it out if you like how tubes sound.
Just thought I would throw it out here for opinions; a few people have told me there are benefits running the 2231 last before the x-over as the noise reduction is more effective but that just sort of seems weird to me....but then again, I am a bit old school at times...
Appreciate any input.