Developer: db audioware
Platform: Works with any host program supporting VST (PC Windows) Audio Units or VST (Mac OS X) Supports VST2.4; automation
Vista Compatibility: Unknown
System requirements: Pentium3 800MHz or better processor
at least 256MB of memory
minimum display resolution 1024×768 with 16k colors
Interface language: English only
Tabletka: Not required
Versatile compressor plug-in with true, multi-track side-chaining control. Side-chain compressors are extremely beneficial. When you turn on this mode, the sound is compressed not depending on its level, but depending on the level of the signal entering the above connector (therefore they are called “control circuit breaks”).
There are several uses for this. For example, a vocalist lisps too much and all the “s” recorded by your condenser microphone stand out from the picture. You send his voice through the compressor, and into the side chain connector you feed the same sound, but passed through the equalizer. On the equalizer, you remove all frequencies except those used by the vocalist when pronouncing the letter “c”. It will have to be discovered empirically, since different people may have different frequencies. Usually around 5 kHz, but can range from 3 kHz to 8 kHz. If you then put the compressor in the “side chain” mode, then the compression of the voice will occur in those moments when the letter “c” is pronounced. This is how the device known as the “de-esser” was created. This way of working is called “frequency dependent”. Another use of this function is called “ducker”. Let’s go straight to the example. Radio station. The music goes through the compressor, the words of the DJ through the side chain. When the DJ starts chatting, the volume of the music is automatically reduced. What people will not come up with to work less with their hands. This effect can be successfully applied in recording, for example, reducing the volume of the keyboard parts while singing.