Are audio effects both in-line and insert effects?
I am rather confused about the effects behavior on audio tracks so I think I am missing something. The effects directly placed on audio tracks act as in-line as well as insert effects. What I mean is incoming audio is recorded with the effect in the audio file (in-line), and then when the track is played back the effect is then added again on top of the playback (insert). The track ends up with two iterations of the effect (when one does not turn off the effect before playback), with the behavior of the effect function being based on whether one is recording or playback. This is an odd set up to me.
I know if I want to monitor an effect while recording a dry signal I can use a send (which seems like a waste of a bus), but somehow configuring the audio track effect as an insert where I can monitor the effect in the signal while recording it dry seems to be the logical and easy way. What am I missing to do this?