sidechain question

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  1. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    Can u only sidechain with audio??

    ive tried to sidechain using midi but it doesnt work and ive tried one signal midi n one audio n vice versa n still doesnt work


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  2. JimpaDirt

    JimpaDirt Vettvilling

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    Should work with anything that gives away sound. I don't know witch daw you are using but in logic you need to send what ever you want to be giving the signal to a bus-channel in order to select the sidechain option in the compressor instead of selecting an audio clip.
     
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    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    im using cubase 5.

    audio v audio works find but once midi gets involved it dont work
     
  4. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    If the sidechain trigger is making a sound (or would be making a sound if you are using prefader funtions) then it will work.

    For example, open up any VST synth and put it to a sine wave. Then record the midi of this however you like (every beat for example) and this will act as your trigger :)