Sidechain dynamic eq and multiband compressor

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    Profile photo of eythoralex

    So just wondering of it is possible to side chain fx the vocal to the piano with the multiband compressor and dynamic eq. I’m not optimistic that its a built in feature so mainly looking if anyone as a clever workaround (you get surprised what clever ideas people sometimes can come up with).

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    Playing around, I once did this; (I Copy/Paste an old FB message)
    “….For many, no doubt, an obvious workflow. But for me it was new, and it got me enthousiastic.
    Simple scenario with a singer , also playing piano. The goal is, when she sings; let the SQ lower the mids of the piano, just a bit.
    Workflow :
    -put a ducker on the piano, trigger it with her voice, and lead the result in a group. I did not assign this piano to LR
    -insert the DynEQ plug-in in this group, so that it enhances the low and high, when the piano is soft (thus when she sings). But leaves the piano as it is, when she’s not singing.
    -in my case I doubled the original piano on the surface, giving control over the untouched and the often softer one with the bass and treble boosted. (More or less the same as saying the original piano, with mids cut)
    -make a nice mix from the voice, the Dynamic EQ piano, and the original piano
    -As a safe guard the Multiband Compressor was inserted on the main out

    I think the result was nice and musical, worth the ‘hassel’, and I hope worth mentioning here “

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    Probably you could do something simular, with a gate. Arrange that the piano is available on two channel strips of the SQ. Inverse the polarisation of one. Put a gate on it, and sidechane it with the vocals. Arrange the EQ of this piano in a way that it punches ‘a hole’ in the original piano when the singer sings. Hope this makes sense

    Profile photo of SteffenR

    there is no workaround
    the devices have no separate key in
    side chaining is only possible with the channel processing

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    Valentyn L

    +1 for sidechain for multiband compressor and dynamic eq.

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