How to property monitor you mix

Usually when I mix I add vu meters, spectrum analyzers, I may add a ozone plugin to test my mix with a limited and a eq curve assessment. Should I add these things post fader. I’ve been adding it pre on on the regular plugin chain like in other daws. By I think it should be all post fader. I also don’t usually touch the master fader slider.

The best place to add monitoring tools is… in the monitor section. :wink:

https://manual.ardour.org/ardours-interface/the-monitor-section/

Enable it in the options (by default it may be disabled) and add there (“Processors button”) all the meters, analyzers, phase-monitors and whatever else you like.

That way they stay out of the way when you export your mix/masters.

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Ya I think this may be the best option