Compressor Side-chain

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    Our church has an iLive T112 with IDR48 mix rack, firmware 1.94. I’ve never used the side chain on the compressors, whether on the iLive or any other console or analog compressor. We run our drums with 3 mics Kick and 2 overheads. What I’m wondering is can we use the side chain on the 2 overhead channel compressors to tame extra loud cymbals without sacrificing the sound/level of the toms and softer cymbal hits? I was thinking self keying the compressor and setting the side-chain frequency range to around 400Hz and up, would this work?


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    the compressor side chain is already active… with the frequency controls you only affect the bandwith of the side chain
    so you can try it without much danger during your show what fits best to your situation…

    I would suggest to try another mic position, normally this helps mor than compression alone

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