A stereo channel, a mono channel, and a group channel.
By this arrangement, the sound of an analog console is created. The first plugin in the channel is a tape simulation (Slate, UAD Studer …). Then comes the channel simulation (Slate, Britson, NLS ….). Then a smooth HP / BP / LP filter. All this can also put in a plug. After these plugs EQ, Compressor, Reverb .. be used.
“There is no thermometer”