Hello all - Looking for help/suggestions setting up parallel drum compression on VST drums within Cubase 8.5 Artist. Currently I use SSD Platinum, EZ drummer and Addictive 2 VST drum programs. I found some videos on for Cubase using real drum tracks and building a successful parallel compression setup. One in particular was this one by Mike Smith.
My use of internal routing in Cubase is limited to none. I have not used bussing techniques in Cubase. I’m just a basic Cubase user. I’ve used groups for organizing but not internal routing. I tried using groups and placing the VST instrument track(s) within group folder. Then I would try to point one group say the “drum bus” to a destination. Then I would activate the “send” for the “Drum Para bus” group with no luck. I’m trying to mimic the video. I don;t get any signal showing on the mixer for either group.
For my projects, I typically use at least VST drum programs. Sometimes 3 VST programs. For example I use Addicitive 2 minus the snare and hi hat and use SSD (Slate) Platinum and extention packs for snare and hi hat tracks. Sometime I may use those 2 VST programs and EZX for the toms. You get the picture. I’m unsuccessful with setting a “drum bus” and a “Parallel bus” where I can glue (NY trick) drum kits and pieces together with a compressor insert and blend the 2 compressors as shown on these videos.
Has anyone else been successful in Cubase 8.5 Artist? Are there limitations in 8.5 Artist trying to set this up? Looking for some intuitive ideas. Here’s a couple screen shots on my mixer and tracks. Thanks in advance.