[ardour-users] Editing interview done with two recorders.

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed May 3 17:56:57 PDT 2006

Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Hi,
> Couldn't you emulate a sidechain with a (pre)send and (pre)insert?


pre(send) track1 -> compressor -> pre(insert) track2
pre(send) track2  -> compressor -> pre(insert) track1

Nah, this would still provide a raw audio signal...

It seems strange that ardour doesn't support the sidechain input in 
ladspa plugins?

I'm sure this was a feature request at least 2 years ago.


> Cheers.
> Paul Winkler wrote:
>> On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:06:34AM +0200, Alex Polite wrote:
>>> On 5/4/06, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
>>>> OK, at first glance it seems like jack-rack does support plugins
>>>> with sidechains.  So you could set up a pair of jack-racks,
>>>> each with an instance of SC2.  Use a patch bay such as qjackctl
>>>> to hook up the sidechain;  jack-rack exposes it as a separate JACK
>>>> input port, labelled with the plugin name.
>>>> But I only played with it briefly, and it seemed like I was
>>>> hearing the sidechain in the output, which is wrong.
>>>> Most likely I had things patched wrong, or possibly there's a bug
>>>> in the plugin or the host.
>>>> Also, this won't totally mute things - just turn them way
>>>> down.
>>>> Also, if both people talk at once they will both get ducked :-)
>>> OK this sound very cool and is obviously something I will have to
>>> learn. Unfortunatly, beeing a novice at audio editing, I have a  hard
>>> time grasping your instructions.
>>> Will you be an angel an do a more verbose writeup and maybe post it at
>>> slinkp.com? If you don't feel like it or don't have the time, do you
>>> think you could just explain what sidechains are?
>> This is a pretty good write-up:
>> http://www.computermusic.co.uk/pdf/tutorials/sidechain.pdf

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