Sidekick Compressor

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Sidekick Compressor

Post by Pthetitan » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:36 pm

If you were like me and missed the Sidekick Sidechain compressor in Mixcraft 9, you can still get it if you download a previous version of Mixcraft Pro and transfer the .dll to a different VST folder then uninstall the previous version (or don't!).

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Re: Sidekick Compressor

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:15 am

Hi,

That's a good tip, especially for those who are already using that plugin in existing projects.

For those who don't know, we left that plugin out of Mixcraft 9 Pro Studio because:

1. Mixcraft now directly supports those plugins that offer a sidechain option.
2. Mixcraft 9 also has audio control and LFO control. Audio Control allows you to use the audio from any track to control any parameter of any plugin. LFO control allows you to control any plugin parameter with one of the following waveforms: square, sawtooth, ramp, triangle, sawtooth, and random.

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Re: Sidekick Compressor

Post by r0bbie » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:17 pm

WOw. Sidekick was 100 times easier than whatever that pic is showing :wink:
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Re: Sidekick Compressor

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:37 am

r0bbie wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:17 pm
WOw. Sidekick was 100 times easier than whatever that pic is showing :wink:
Hi,

Hey, If made a similar graphic pointing out the features of Sidekick, it’d look complicated, too. :lol:

But the point is this: if you have a sidechaining compressor plugin, you don’t need Sidekick anymore, because you can just directly sidechain the plugin.

The image above applies to all the other plugins, even if they aren’t normally used for sidechaining. You can even use it on virtual instruments. It's pretty powerful.

Besides, If you really really miss Sidekick, you can just have Mixcraft 9 load it from Mixcraft 8.

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Re: Sidekick Compressor

Post by r0bbie » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:23 pm

I screwed around with that interface for quite a while tonight. Was super intimidating when I first saw it but ended up pretty much figuring it out in the end. haven't tried side-chaining with it but i made some other things happen.

Thanks for the heads up
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