Originally Posted by TranscendingM
Again, depending on the band, because they are all actually different when it comes to the values, the softube values could be 1 - 5dB less than inscribed. Re-check that.
You didn't address the gain staging question either. How was your GS? Were you at "0" throughout?
Was watching the gain naturally, and didn't take the numbers as definite guides, used ears and meters. I believe the difference is more in the shape of the curves (Q/bandwidth) and how they interact with each other in series that makes it near-impossible to match corrections. But, sigh.. will give it another go tomorrow and hopefully be able to post up some sounds.