Ducking

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  • #22727
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    millst
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    I’ve been using the ducking feature (compressing via external sidechain) a lot recently for various talking head events.

    A couple of questions / suggestions:

    – Is there a technical reason why the sidechain can only come from a channel ‘nearby’ the ducked channel, it seems the list only includes channels in groups of 8. It doesn’t seem to be limited to source inputs though because I can choose a source input from a different bank of inputs from the surrounding channels. It would be useful to choose any input as a sidechain source.

    – could we please be able to use a mix as sidechain source? For example if I have 4 microphones and I want any one of them to duck a music channel, I have to send these to an Aux and then physically loop that out of an output and back into an input channel. This is ok, but if I have to set something up on the fly during a show, its tricky and requires physical patching.

    Toby

    #27948
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    ahjeff
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    Hi Toby

    Sidechain selection is limited by the DSP architecture. The channels that you have access to are all being processed by the same physical DSP chip. A particular DSP does not have access to other inputs or mixes.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Cheers

    – Jeff, A&H

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