Perhaps I’m misunderstanding how side-chaining with the multiband compressor should work, but it seems that with side-chaining active that both the direct and side signal affects the compressor. I would expect that just the side signal would affect the compressor.
- Create two instrument tracks.
- Insert a “MultibandCompressor” on instrument 1 and activate side-chaining on it.
- Send the signal from instrument 2 to the “MultibandCompressor” (via the Sends strip).
- Mute instrument 2 and trigger audio on instrument 1.
Note that the “MultibandCompressor” still responds to the signal from instrument 1. Shouldn’t it only respond to the audio from instrument 2? The regular/non-multiband “Compressor” appears to behave correctly.
A friend also tried this with Fabfilter Pro’s multiband compressor and had the same results.
I’m using Windows 7 64 bit & Cubase 8.0.20 32 bit.