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cornelius78
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Yep, you’re on the right track. The (global) tapping point for recording can be set to either insert-send or direct out. Using the insert send setting, the signal is tapped post preamp, so gain and pol inv will affect the signal, but the signal is pre everything else. This is useful if you just want to record the dry mics, then process and mixdown later using your DAW and the DAW’s own plugins and fx.

The other option (direct out) taps the signal at the direct out point. The thing is that you can choose to move the direct out point to a variety of places in the signal chain. IIRC by default it’s post preamp (which is effectively the same as having it as insert send,) but you can move it so that it’s Pre eq, post eq, post all (post compressor,) or post fader. There is also an option to have it follow the channel’s mute. If you set the DO so that it’s post all, you’ll get the effects of your Qu’s insert, eq and dynamics settings in the recording. NB this is only for the 16x channels being recorded. If you want to record the FX returns (eg your eqs and delays) you need to include them in the USB output patch at the expense of a couple of channels.

HTH