I’m trying to use sidechain compression to remove mic bleed in Cubase Elements 11.
I’ve got three voice channels - J / S /A
I have created three groups - J&S / J&A / S&A. The output of these is set to ‘No Bus’ because I don’t want to hear them anywhere, just use the signals to trigger the compressor.
I have sent the individual tracks to the groups that reference them. E.G. J is sent to J&S and J&A.
My intention was to use these groups as the sidechain input for the compressor. I can put a compressor on J and use S&A as the sidechain input.
The issue is once i’ve done this on one channel the other groups stop showing up as sidechain options for the other channels. E.G if I set S&A to the sidechain on track J then J&A doesn’t show up as an option for track S. BUT… If I haven’t set anything on the other tracks then J&A does show up as an option on S… But them if I select it the groups disappear as sidechain channels on the other groups again.
I’ve tried this with the stock compressor and also Waves Rcompressor.
Where am I going wrong? I feel like this should be quite simple. I’m almost at the point of giving up, going through all the channels and automating volume by hand…!
I don’t think it should be relevant but just in case - the output of the individual J / S / A tracks is set to a seperate group called Voices. That group is then sent to the Stereo Out bus.
Thanks for your help