Sidechaining

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emef
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Sidechaining

Postby emef » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:54 pm

hi there, love G-Stomper, great piece of sotware

i wanted to ask about sidechaining, i've looked at the sidechaining instructions
when i set up sidechaining i can get the trigger to affect the target, but i can't hear the trigger
is that how sidechaining works in G-Stomper or am i doing it wrong
i'd like to be able to affect a sound usingf a kickdrum and the sound is compressed and the kick is heard too
i've probably got sidechaining set up wrong, if that's the case, could you tell me the correct way? cheers :D
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Re: Sidechaining

Postby planet-h » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:28 am

Welcome to the forum, emef.
Thanks a lot for the kind words:). Great to hear that you're enjoying G-Stomper.

emef wrote:hi there, love G-Stomper, great piece of sotware

i wanted to ask about sidechaining, i've looked at the sidechaining instructions
when i set up sidechaining i can get the trigger to affect the target, but i can't hear the trigger
is that how sidechaining works in G-Stomper or am i doing it wrong
i'd like to be able to affect a sound usingf a kickdrum and the sound is compressed and the kick is heard too
i've probably got sidechaining set up wrong, if that's the case, could you tell me the correct way? cheers :D


You've set it up the right way. That is the normal way side chaining basically works (in every audio setup, not only G-Stomper).
Of course, in tools like Logic or Ableton, you can re-route the audio output of the side chain signal (in your case the kick drum) to an audible mixer channel.
That is unfortunately not possible in G-Stomper (but I think that could go to the list of new features to be considered, as I like the idea).
If order to hear the side chain kick drum in G-Stomper, you have to copy the kick drum track to another one, and then simply leave it on the main mix instead of sending it to the compressor input 2.
If you do it that way, then you can even turn off the audible kick drum while the ducking effect still still remains in the mix, as it comes from the hidden side chain kick.

You can of course also use the compressor without side chaining, so that the normal kick drum, which is part of the main mix, triggers the compressor. It can a bit nifty to adjust the threshold, but it works well. It's just not so easy to control, as when you side chain a kick.

Hope that answers your question.
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Re: Sidechaining

Postby emef » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:19 pm

thanks for the info, good to know that's how it works and i wasn't doing it wrong somehow, cheers :)

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