Customizable Sidechain Compressor

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
Christian Budde
KVRAF
1539 posts since 14 May, 2004 from Europe

Post Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:25 pm

Hello,

due to a request I build a 'sidechain compressor' plugin that basically identical to the lightweight series compressor, but with a completely customizable sidechain input. To offer more possibilities any VST plugin can be loaded on the sidechain. This way it is easily possible to change the sidechain in every possible manner.

The hosted VST plugin are displayed in a separate window. Also - as this is still a proof-of-concept - neither the VST plugin used nor its settings are stored. I might add this if there is a huge resonance for this plugin.

But here's a screenshot:
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Link:
http://www.savioursofsoul.de/Christian/ ... Compressor

Enjoy,

Christian
Last edited by Christian Budde on Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.

grymmjack
KVRAF
8508 posts since 7 Apr, 2003

Post Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:29 pm

interesting. how come you decided to subhost the vst? simple/ease of use?

Christian Budde
KVRAF
1539 posts since 14 May, 2004 from Europe

Post Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:45 pm

grymmjack wrote:interesting. how come you decided to subhost the vst? simple/ease of use?
It has never done before I think...

Also a friend asked me to do a compressor with a delay build-in the sidechain and I wondered whether this could be solved more universally. Now he can also experiment with any other effect type in there.

Or one could easily build an MS compressor out of this. Or add a binaural processor in there. Or any EQ for custom shaping, just to list some possibilities.

I know every host these days has sidechains itself, but if not this might be the way to go.

Christian

loopdon
KVRian
1123 posts since 3 Aug, 2004

Post Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:13 pm

That looks great, Christian. Thanks for providing us with all these tools.

Christian Budde
KVRAF
1539 posts since 14 May, 2004 from Europe

Post Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:20 pm

Hi,

just a small bump on this. Do you think the flexibility I introduced is too much for the average user?

Christian

Christian Budde
KVRAF
1539 posts since 14 May, 2004 from Europe

Post Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:56 pm

One last bump here.

I added some default sidechain filters and an attack delay parameter, which may let more transients pass the compressor for
instant drum crushing awesomeness
as a friend of mine suggested this feature with these words.

Christian

Midiworks
KVRAF
2054 posts since 3 Jun, 2001 from Not far from Australia

Post Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:11 pm

this sounds interesting I will try soon.
Thanks a lot!
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DSP with attitude

Debutante
KVRAF
3119 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

Post Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:25 pm

This goes pretty... something. There are so many possibilities here that it's actually a little stumping. I haven't even messed around enough with proper sidechaining. Wickid!

audiovet

Post Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:00 pm

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