That’s a good point Kuru. In experimenting I’m often looking for something earth shattering. But certainly for mixing that’s worthy of consideration. Thanks!
I get it, I always want to know the limits of whatever it is I am experimenting with at the moment. I've created some weird-ass shite goofing around.
I've also started running multiple duplicate tracks in the DAW with one having zero plugins and others having various modualtions, ambience, pitch shifting etc.
I automate those, often just a hint of something shifts the sound in an interesting way.
My goal is to make recordings that don't "flatline", I don't like that. Simple is one of the hardest things I've ever worked on but I am learning and I like the results.