Not "What is the input pad FOR", I get that, but "What does it actually DO?" I only want to use it on a couple of patches, but since it's a Global parameter I have to go and manually turn it on when I want it and off when I don't. Which is to say I have to remember to do that. I would like to just build it in to those patches and call it a day. From looking at my raw signal at the input meter on my DAW, it looks like the pad drops the input signal by about 6db. Is there more to it than that or will an eq/gain block set to -6db at the beginning of the chain accomplish the same thing?