why is there a difference in level when using the 'send' vs. the channel 'output' slot when routing something to a bus?
shouldn't they be the same...?
say i have a source track/channel with 0 dBFS signal...
if i route to a bus via the send knob and attenuate -10 dB with the 'knob' or the track fader, the level is -10.21 dB at the bus.
if i route to the bus from the channel output and use the fader to attenuate -10 dB, the level is -10 dB at the bus.
(*values entered via text box)
edit: attached pics to show routing
pic 1 > bus send @ -10dB
pic 2 > fader @ -10dB, output to bus
you can choose pre/post for the send. i checked both ways and the results are the same.
what is even stranger is that if you use a value of -6dB (instead of -10dB) then the fader and the bus send are the same...
-6dB on the fader = -6dB on the bus send
(*each give an actual value of -5.92dB)