Update for anyone interested - I got both the CE-2w and the DC-2w and started experimenting with them in a simple live setup. No problem with levels on either of them and they both sound great. I’m re-amping into the CE-2w but not the DC-2w.
The SH-01A is going into an Orchid Amp Interface and then into the Waza Craft Chorus (CE-2w). That then goes into the Monomachine.
Monomachine outs go through the Waza Craft Dimension-C (DC-2w, in SDD-320 mode) and into the TR-8S. There’s a bit of sidechaining of the inputs against the kick within the TR-8S, plus a tiny bit of the master comp and reverb.
TR-8S outs go into the Heat (out of shot). Here’s my first test of what the whole thing sounds like:
“Dry” to begin with, then I add the chorus on the SH-01A, then the Dimension-C, then the Heat. The AH is a bit heavy handed, e.g. the release on the envelope follower is a bit long, etc etc. I haven’t spent much time tuning anything.
Overal LUFS is a bit low because I haven’t compressed this at all yet - I’m going to experiment with software comps but I also just got an FMR RNC which I’m going to try @AdamJay’s fixed HPF sidechain method on and see where I get to.