How to hook up side chain compressor?

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2008/04/07 16:41:33 (permalink)

How to hook up side chain compressor?

Is there a way to use a side chain compressor in Home Studio 6? I have SidePRESS, Compressive Pro and Slim Slow Slider's Side Chain Compressor for Stereo, but none of the documentation says anything about how to set them up in Sonar products. Ideally, I'd like to have a stereo dialogue track from a video I'm scoring activate the compressor on a stereo music track.

Any ideas?

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    RE: How to hook up side chain compressor? 2008/04/07 17:13:21 (permalink)
    I don't believe side-chaining is available in Home Studio 6. Its available in Sonar Studio 7 and Sonar Producer 7. Cakewalk probably considers that a pro level feature so I doubt that it will be available in the next upgrade to Home Studio, but you never know.

    Here is a link to a page on the Cakewalk website that talks about it:
    post edited by daveny5 - 2008/04/07 17:32:33

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    RE: How to hook up side chain compressor? 2008/04/07 20:16:05 (permalink)
    Scott Garrigus (author of SONAR POWER! books) has a page linking to free plugins. One of them is SideKick SideChain Emulator. It's a free VST plugin.

    I haven't tried it so I don't know how well it works. I suppose it's worth a try if you really need side-chaining capabilities.

    For more free downloads from the Garrigus site Click Here.

    Hope this helps!

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