Cubase native compressor changes gain?

Hey guys,

I’m a bit confused about this: I’m using the Cubase stock compressor, for side chain compression. The compressor only works when triggered by another midi channel. But I don’t understand why changing the threshold also changes the output gain? Meaning, lowering the threshold down towards -60db increases the gain. I just want a low threshold for the side chain compression.

If the threshold also controls the gain by default, is there a way to change this behavior?

Thanks in advance

Do you by any chance have auto make-up gain enabled?

Yes, I guess

https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_plugin_reference/v11/en/_shared/topics/plug_ref/compressor_r.html