Sidechains still don't work

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Sidechains still don't work

Post by Synonym Music » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:53 pm

As it says, none of these seem to work in the compressor-only modules. I've tried Gold, Amethyst, Pink 2, an Acquamarine trial... Nothing works for sidechaining. Even worse, you can't do it manually! The compressor simply fails to function.

This is a rather huge oversight for mastering compressors which have no full modules where the provided EQ can function as a sidechain (as with Gold and Sand). Are there are any plans to address this? This kind of ruins Acquamarine for me. The sidechain's critical.

Reaper sees 4 inputs as with other sidechain-capable plugins, but, internal or external, something's broken.

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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by RJHollins » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:31 am

hmmm ... using Reaper here. SideChains are all working with External.
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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by Synonym Music » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 pm

I went back to double check, and some compressor-only modules work with external sidechains while others don't.

Does work with external: Amethyst, Pink 2412, Sand

Does not work with external or internal: Gold, Aquamarine

It's spotty at best. I just came across this while demoing Aquamarine. The sidechain there is absolutely critical. I'm surprised people didn't complain more than they did. Add to this that most Nebula releases include a sweepable HPF.

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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by RJHollins » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:56 pm

I think Aquamarine has Built-in sidechain filters.
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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by Synonym Music » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:27 am

Testing again it does seem to work, but only externally. I don't know which way is up anymore. :cry:

I apologize to Acustica as the functions don't seem to be broken except for internal sidechain. Maybe a bit of a hassle to set up a master buss sidechain if all you want is HPF.

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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by botus99 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:07 pm

RJHollins wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:56 pm
I think Aquamarine has Built-in sidechain filters.
It used to. I don't know when or why Acustica changed it, but I prefered it with the internal sidechain over external. Just my 2 cents
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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by giancarlo » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:53 am

Pink 2412 has two modes (internal/external)
I think also crimson, possibly ivory
The other ones, just external one
Check the user manuals, it should be described accurately

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Re: Sidechains still don't work

Post by botus99 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:27 pm

giancarlo wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:53 am
Pink 2412 has two modes (internal/external)
I think also crimson, possibly ivory
The other ones, just external one
Check the user manuals, it should be described accurately
For the record, the Aquamarine manual still states that the Sidechain switch engages an internal 90hz filter. It hasn't been that way for a looooong time now. I always wondered why the switch was made to be external.
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