Automatic Gain Compensation is a great way to make more accurate decisions on whether you're improving the sound (instead of just turning it up), but sadly a lot of VSTs don't offer it as a built in function.
I found this Max for Live plugin that offers the feature
via this useful video:
Is there any way to replicate this in Studio One? I can do it manually by metering pre/post effect and using a mix tool to manually adjust the gain after I've made changes, but that's not as good as something that automatically compensates whilst you're tweaking the plugin in the middle. Of course I understand that it would probably result in latency added to the plugin chain, and it'd need to be based on some short-term or momentary RMS value, but I think if effectively applied it would be great - and of course if something like this could be built into Studio One, even better!
*** UPDATE ***
I have found this VST which does the job I am looking for:
Naturally it would be awesome to see this sort of pre/post insert gain compensation built directly into Studio One, but this plugin looks like it will do the job nicely for now!