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Rob Spence

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Sidechain on LS9 gates
« on: November 28, 2010, 06:04:37 pm »

I was looking at the sidechain inputs of the LS9 gates the other day thinking to use the SMAART spectrograph to identify the fundamentals of some drums and set up the filters on the gates.

Well, it looked like the controls were grayed out on my desk though it let me change the values. Is that normal or is there some "enable" I have to do?
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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 06:32:01 pm »

Rob Spence wrote on Sun, 28 November 2010 18:04

I was looking at the sidechain inputs of the LS9 gates the other day thinking to use the SMAART spectrograph to identify the fundamentals of some drums and set up the filters on the gates.

Well, it looked like the controls were grayed out on my desk though it let me change the values. Is that normal or is there some "enable" I have to do?



I'm not familiar with the LS9, but do you have a key input source selected beside "self".

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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 11:01:54 pm »

Mac Kerr wrote on Sun, 28 November 2010 18:32

Rob Spence wrote on Sun, 28 November 2010 18:04

I was looking at the sidechain inputs of the LS9 gates the other day thinking to use the SMAART spectrograph to identify the fundamentals of some drums and set up the filters on the gates.

Well, it looked like the controls were grayed out on my desk though it let me change the values. Is that normal or is there some "enable" I have to do?



I'm not familiar with the LS9, but do you have a key input source selected beside "self".

Mac

I selected self post EQ for the source
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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 01:06:29 pm »

You have to have an input channel selected (not an output) and the "ON" button pushed (above and right of the key freq control).

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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 06:16:49 pm »

Andrew Broughton wrote on Mon, 29 November 2010 13:06

You have to have an input channel selected (not an output) and the "ON" button pushed (above and right of the key freq control).

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Thanks. It was dark in the room when I was looking at this and couldn't even read the ON button... Though, it looks like it turns on the HPF Smile
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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 06:24:29 pm »

Rob Spence wrote on Mon, 29 November 2010 17:16

Andrew Broughton wrote on Mon, 29 November 2010 13:06

You have to have an input channel selected (not an output) and the "ON" button pushed (above and right of the key freq control).

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Though, it looks like it turns on the HPF Smile



That particular button lets you select the filter type, a very useful feature.    Cool

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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 01:14:24 am »

The sidechain filter changes the gates from chattery crap (much worse than an ACP88) to quite nice (almost as good as a G4).

There's no need to use an analyzer - just cue the sidechain listen in the phones and spin the dial.

I wish they'd add sidechain EQ to the comps (and put the d'esser in the first dynamic instead of the second).

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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 10:22:35 pm »

Tim Padrick wrote on Thu, 02 December 2010 01:14

The sidechain filter changes the gates from chattery crap (much worse than an ACP88) to quite nice (almost as good as a G4).

There's no need to use an analyzer - just cue the sidechain listen in the phones and spin the dial.

I wish they'd add sidechain EQ to the comps (and put the d'esser in the first dynamic instead of the second).

I used it last night and it worked great.

One thing that bothers me is that the Q & Freq knobs still look grayed out even with them on - oh, and there is an ON in SM but not that I can see on the desk itself. Bug?
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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 03:20:51 am »

Rob Spence wrote on Fri, 10 December 2010 20:22

One thing that bothers me is that the Q & Freq knobs still look grayed out even with them on - oh, and there is an ON in SM but not that I can see on the desk itself. Bug?

You probably didn't choose a filter type.

From the manual:
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KEY IN FILTER field (GATE and DUCKING
only)
This field lets you apply a filter to the key-in signal.
This field provides a FILTER box that lets you select
the filter type, a Q knob (which adjusts the Q of the filter),
and a FREQ knob (which adjusts the cutoff frequency
or center frequency).
To change the filter type, move the cursor to the FILTER
BOX and use the dial or the [DEC]/[INC] keys to
select either HPF (high-pass filter), BPF (band-pass
filter), or LPF (low-pass filter); then press the
[ENTER] key. If you select “----” in the FILTER box,
no filter will be applied.


There's no "On" button, it's on if you choose a filter type, off if it shows "----".


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Re: Sidechain on LS9 gates
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 05:07:14 pm »

Andy, I did choose BPF and you are right, there is no "on" button on the desk, there IS an ON button in Studio Manager.

In SM, when you select BPF it un-grays the Q knob. On the Desk, it always looks like the Q and Freq knobs are grayed out - very hard to read.

Oh, and Andy, I really like SOF!!! Nice for standing next to the performer and setting mons levels.
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