In the course of working out the details of getting a project design up and running we oftentimes lose sight of the ‘Basics’. By that, I mean we become so focused on getting the software working correctly that we forget to take another look at our design to ensure that it still makes sense, both musically and electrically, as well as fulfilling the current project goals.
As our projects mature it’s not uncommon to have some scope “creep” occur such as adding more effects, as an example. In this case it would be easy to overlook the order in which the effects will be in the Audio Pipeline (see image below). Some would argue that this detail is already considered by way of making sure it makes musical sense while others may not.
In any event, it makes sense to step back every now and then and take another look at your project at 40,000 feet, per se, and check to see if any basic issues may have arisen in the course of obtaining your desired goals.