I've just noticed that when I add an audio track to my timeline, it automatically has 3 audio FX plugins on it. As someone who wants my rendered audio to be unmodified, I want to know if these plugins change the audio in any way. Should I remove them? Should I modify any of their settings?
Those three plug-in have been inserted by default on new audio tracks going back as far far back as I can recall. However, the parameters are set to minimum, so that little to no processing takes place, as Marco stated. For instance, the compressor's ratio is set to 1:1, in which no gain reduction takes place. Personally, I change the default so none open, when I install or re-install VP.