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Add Sidechain option to compressors on Mix Buses and FX buses on Studiolive III mixers

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asked Jan 20, 2020 in StudioLive Series Feature Requests by redcardnal (630 points)
At this time, it appears that Sidechain functions are only available to compressors on the Fat Channel for our inputs, but it would be a nice option to add to the compressors on our Mix buses or FX Return buses, so we could do things like sidechain a vocal channel or bus to a delay/reverb for added clarity.

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answered Feb 6, 2020 by jonnydoyle (403,150 points)
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answered Mar 17 by michaelroy1 (1,030 points)
I also added a request saying the same thing before seeing this one.  This is a very useful feature specifically to duck a stereo instrument bus under a stereo vocal bus allowing the vocals to pop right out of the mix.  This strategy is used by very high profile live mixing engineers and it would be a simple add to the next firmware update.