Help me using CALF Sidechain Compressor

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tuzzo
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Help me using CALF Sidechain Compressor

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Hello,
I want to learn how to use sidechain compression and i am using CALF + CARLA Plugin Host.
For example, i have a BASSLINE and a Kick Drum outs, to which inputs do i connect them?
Calf appears like this in Carla:

IN L
IN R
SIDECHAIN
SIDECHAIN 2

OUT L
OUT R

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Kick signal must be connected to sidechain.
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So i connect both the bassline and kick drum to the IN L and IN R, and also the kick drum to the "Signal" in?
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You have track1 with kick and track2 with bass.
Your Calf compressor is on track2. The bass signal is connected to LR in and the kick is connected to the sidechain input(s). One input should be enough for the kick sidechain signal.

Now when the kick plays the bass gets compressed, depending on your settings.
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Hello,

Did you watch unfa's dark psytrance life stream (available on youtube)? There he shows how to use a sidechain compressor.

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Re: Help me using CALF Sidechain Compressor

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Yes, he shows how to use the plugin in Ardour. I am trying to use it in CARLA.
When i plug the kick signal to SIDECHAIN1 it doesn't work, i also activated the sidechain button.

EDIT: I think there was a problem with the bass synth. Now it works. Connection like this: http://i.imgur.com/UCQ2W2D.png
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Re: Help me using CALF Sidechain Compressor

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Hello,
i am trying to use CALF Sidechain Compressor in Qtractor.
I watched the video suggested in the previous messages "Making a dark psytrance track",where it shows how to use it in Ardour.
I'm stuck to this part: while in Ardour there is a "Pin Configuration", where i can control the inputs for the plugin, Qtractor doesn't seem to have this.
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