[linux-audio-user] Gating

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jan 1 10:19:17 EST 2004

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 09:26:00 +1000, Mark Constable wrote:
> > Indeed. It wouldn't be hard to write, though if you wanted to use it in
> > ardour it may be tricky anyway. IIRC Ardour doesnt handle plugins with
> > different numbers of inputs and outputs well.
> Oh. I would find sidechaining a signal thru a limiter to bring out 
> the vocals or feature instrument an absolute necessity for mastering 
> so would anyone have an idea the best way to go to make this possible ?
> BTW the technique is called "ducking" in some radio circles and is 
> most evident on AM radio when the announcer starts speaking the 
> background music drops in volume... it's not a monkey riding a 
> slider to get that mandatory affect.

Dont you do both of those with a sidechain compressor?

If you used a sidechain expander then the backing would be silent when
there was no voive and loud when there was.

- Steve

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