Hey everyone, I do all of my work in fl studio - stupid, I know, but I like it. But something very odd about it is the send channels - If you have a regular track and a send track, whenever you apply compression to the send it gives this really strange phasing sound... even on mono sources. I have also played with pre/post fader to no avail. I can get it to work on adobe audition just fine. But that is not the question. Let's say to get around using a send, I duplicated the audio track to 2 unique tracks of the same exact thing, and applied compression to one - is this the same thing? My best friend who goes to berklee said it's not. But I am having a hard time understanding why it wouldn't be? I mean, with a send you are using the same duplicated signal, if you turn one off, the other plays, if they're both on, the volume is augmented. So to me it seems like two separate tracks but just one source. He also tells me how pro tools has a 'stereo pan' or something to that effect, where he can take a reverb, and pan it both left and right on the same track. Is this the same thing as say, a stereo enhancer / separator? I just don't get how you can pan a single effect both to the left and to the right... since by my logic that would mean middle. Anyways, thanks for any help. I would like to get pro tools, but I really can't justify all the money they want for a software that reminds me a lot of apple.. High price, looks good, sounds good, but all the 'new amazing features' are really years behind what others have been doing. And not even 64 bit support for the most advanced DAW!