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Compound problem
Old 1st November 2010
Gear Head
Compound problem

Hi there, gear slutz.

I've been trying to try out sidechaining, and got it working on a focusrite penta, but not on the compounder, where i want it.

so, the part of the set up in question:

kik from a sampler goes straight into ch 1 of the compounder, then back out into a balanced line in on the mixer.

Korg MS-10 goes into ch 2 of the compounder, then out into another mixer channel.

direct out (post fader) comes from the kik channel of the mixer to the [key in] of ch2 of the compounder.

i was expecting the kik to duck the ms-10 when the kik kicks, but instead, it opens the gate, resulting in the ms 10 gating IN when the kik kicks, instead of ducking out, and it doesn't appear to affect the compression.

back to front, no?

have i got my wires crossed somewhere?
there's a stereo jack input on the 'key input', but is that send/return, or balanced in?

Unfortunately, the usual superbness of focusrite manuals appears to have missed any decent sidechain info, and any google searches tend to lead me to software based systems.

in a minor brainwave moment, I tried stereo linking the compounder, so the kik compression would affect the ch 2, but channel 2's bass still affects the compression too, just using the knob settings of ch 1.

any help much appreciated.

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