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RND Master Buss Processor HPF for sidchain
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RND Master Buss Processor HPF for sidchain

Hello!

I have a RND Portico II master buss processor with the 250Hz sidechain filter. I would like to use an external hpf with more options to better tuning the compressor with the audio material I’m working with. Do you have something to recommend ?

Thanks!
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As with any side chain, you'll want something that is flexible—it doesn't need to sound good, its just a way to tune what the compressor is "hearing". I have used many different EQ's laying around the studio.

As discussed here before, and in the MBP manual, make sure you are using an EQ that takes an unbalanced line (otherwise you have to do some creative pre/post gain staging since the signal will be returning too hot if it were a balanced line).

Try anything. I liked using a Rane parametric EQ, normally it's used for tuning a PA system, but it was very flexible in side-chaining the input to the RND. Try any EQ that could suit your needs!
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Hello!

I have a RND Portico II master buss processor with the 250Hz sidechain filter. I would like to use an external hpf with more options to better tuning the compressor with the audio material I’m working with. Do you have something to recommend ?

Thanks!
If you have another set of stereo DA, you can always use a plugin to control the sidechain. I do that with my Buzz Soc 20 to have it just controlling mids and highs.
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I use an ART EQ341. 15 band. Unbalanced connectors. Cheap.
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If you have another set of stereo DA, you can always use a plugin to control the sidechain. I do that with my Buzz Soc 20 to have it just controlling mids and highs.
I haven't ever thought to try that. Probably the best way to achieve really any goal you could have for side-chaining the RND or other hardware box.

I have played around with side-chaining it with some effects, which was fun, but I didn't have any real goal in mind—just messing around.
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I haven't ever thought to try that. Probably the best way to achieve really any goal you could have for side-chaining the RND or other hardware box.

I have played around with side-chaining it with some effects, which was fun, but I didn't have any real goal in mind—just messing around.
It's cheaper, quicker, more control. I have a spare buss set up in mastering that I use just to send a sidechain to my compressors.

I'm using the AES output on my Hilo for connecting to my output so I have a spare set of stereo DA. I can control the level with the monitoring knob. It's great.
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