anyone know how to directly sidechain massive?

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  1. Arfeds

    Arfeds Member

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    i need to figure out how to sidechain massive in cubase. i cant figure out how to send massive's output to my compressor! someone please help!

    thanks :D
     
  2. Structure4

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    Don't know how to do It in cubase, but I don't think you can do it directly from massive, If I want to side chain a patch on massive I bus it to a compressor and set up the sidechain on the compressor, rather than inside the synth itself.
     
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    what do you mean by bus it? at the moment im having to bounce my stuff out to audio them run it through the compressor which is getting a bit annoying im hoping theres an easier way
     
  4. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    add your side-chain compressor as an 'insert' onto the Massive channel, then do your settings as normal, you dont want a sidechain compressor on a Send, if thats what you are doing (well you might a good reason for it i suppose, but theres not many lol)
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Yeah so you insert the Cubase compressor on a insert channel and activate sidechain with the little switch on the top of the compressor window. Now you need to take a kickdrum channel and go to sends, send it to the compressor.
     
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    thanks guys this makes sense now im gunna try this when i get home ill let you know how it goes :)
     
  7. ApeCat

    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    Anyone wanna talk me through this sidechaining business in Luity give us a shout.

    I understand the concept, I just don't understand all the knobs, bits and bobs...
     
  8. Ray Sparra

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    sidechain it to what?

    ---------- Post added at 18:29 ---------- Previous post was at 18:25 ----------

    you need Sonalksis CQ1. A sidechain compresssor
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    No it can also be done with the Cubase compressor.
     
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    Don't contradict me, tell him how to do it ?
     
  11. bite and gouge

    bite and gouge Lee Fury & JtB

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    Big up to ARTFX, bang on as usual.

    The concept of side-chaining your compressor is simple and applies to all synths and 99% of compressors available. If you understand what is happening then the application is simple... so heres my attempt.

    Very similar in theory to CV, you are using one audio signal to control another. For a compressor to work you need to feed it an audio signal. The theory is to apply the compression from one sound to another, so think of side-chaining in that manor. Set up your synth (in this case massive) and add a compressor after it on the same channel (insert). From another channel, use the sends to supply the side-chain input (the sound you want the shape of). You will need to tell the compressor to read the side-chain rather than normal input and this is achieved usually by a simple switch or button. If you not want to hear the shape sound, then you will need to set the sends to pre-fader so the signal goes directly to the send and dosent follow the volume fader.

    As ARTFX said, get your kicks feeding the side-chain of your bass and it will duck and pump around the kicks.

    Peace