Originally Posted by edium
so this is something you do for every send?
Do what? I'm not too sure what you're asking anymore.
There shouldn't be any delay in a Return track - it plays at exactly the same time as the track it's receiving audio from. The only thing that might affect it is a plugin, and unless there's a delay setting on the plugin, the processing time the plugin (on the return track) needs to deal with the sound should be so negligible as to be unnoticeable.
Try it with an instance of Operator sending to a Return track and see if there's a delay.