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Multiple sidechain inputs

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asked Feb 14, 2019 in Mixing by joachimuys (430 points)

I would like to see multiple sidechain inputs. For example, if I have a compressor and click on the "sidechain" button, I can only select one sidechain input for that compressor. I would like to be able to select more than one sidechain input. Some multiband plugins have an external sidechain input for each band, but because Studio One only has one sidechain input I can select, I have to use the same sidechain source for each band. If I had multiple side chains, I could pick one sidechain for one band and another sidechain source for an other. For example, if I have a multiband compressor with each band having its own external sidechain input, I can have one band respond to the kickdrum sidechain, another band responds to a vocal sidechain etc. I hope this makes sense. 

3 Answers

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answered Feb 19, 2019 by tonyrapa (1,060 points)
Unless I've got the wrong end of the stick, you should be able to set up as many sends as you want to your sidechain track.
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answered Feb 19, 2019 by joachimuys (430 points)
Yes, you can send as many as you like but the issue is that the ‘receiving’ plugin can only have one of those as an input (at the DAW level) not multiple even if the plugin can have multiple sidechain inputs like DMG Multiplicity for example.
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answered Dec 10, 2020 by martialfoucault (860 points)
@joachimuys, have you found a solution ?