I want to ask if you could make a “Create Sidechain” anywhere in the signal flow including at a point of insert, so there would be an insert called “Create Sidechain” and this would automatically at that point in the signal flow create a bus named by the channel name, specifically for sidechaining and nothing else, at that point in the signal flow. Then the plugs with sidechaining available in them would have a drop-down menu asking what you what the side chain to listen too and it would be a list of whatever side chains had been created.
Here is why I am asking for this.
Let’s say I have 16 to 24 group channels that are being used as stems when I do my final deliveries. These 16 to 24 group channel stems are then going to the final mix bus for my stereo, quad, or surround mix. I want to take the final signal from my mix bus post effects and use it to side chain trigger a limiter on every one of the 16 to 24 group channels stems. The end result would, in theory, be the same as a single limiter on the mix bus so the stems monitored at unity gain would sound exactly like the mix bus assuming the limiter was the only plugin on the mix bus.
In an effort to achieve this I have duplicated all the group stems and duplicated the final mix bus but because the final signal is going back to trigger something that leads into the mix bus the send for the side chain is never available. I’ve tried audio channels, fx channels group channels and nothing works. Again if there is indeed a fix for this please let me know. Thank you.