Use the sidechain with Waves Plug-In

Hi! :)

I have a little problem with Live 9. I use the Wave's Plug-In for my productions but I don't understand one thing... How can I put them in sidechain into Live?!?

For example: I use pretty much the RCompressor (it give that analog touch that I can't find with the original compressors of Live) but I can't reach to find the way to put it in sidechain with another channel!!! So... if I want create a sidechain compression between the bassline and the drums, I must use the Live's compressor or the Glue Compressor because the RCompressor don't have the sidechain function!!!

I tried every kind of solution: using the Instrument Rack... using the external effect unit with an internal routing... using a S/R channel... anything works!!!

Someone can help me? I'm starting use Live for his simplicity but it seems working on 100% of his potentially only with his own Plug-In... I find them good but I prefer use my NI and Waves Plug-in that they are more powerful and flexibles!!! Thanks

P.S.: Sorry for my bad english!

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The_Animal_DJ 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Jackot64
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    Hi!

    It's so disappointing from a DAW like Ableton... But unfortunately, the problem is it's impossible to sidechain with a Waves plugin in Live for the moment... 

    I'm in the same case as you and I've obtained an answer directly from Waves.

    Hopefully, our conversation will be ridden by Ableton!!!!

    I hope so...

    Bye

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • heybuddy
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    This is really sad! I hope Ableton and Waves can work something out!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • darthfader9000
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    pls fix this it works for other compressors like uhe's presswerk so why not for the waves ones 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    It's the poor support from Waves rather than Ableton itself. From their tech spec page ( http://www.waves.com/support/tech-specs/supported-hosts ):

    • Sidechain is supported on Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar X3c and Studio One only.

    So yeah, I've got a couple of Waves plugins myself and regret purchasing either of them: the copy protection is completely intrusive, there are other plugins that IMO are better value for money (and sound better), and their support is, erm, unsupportive!

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • Alexandros Papaefthymiou
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    See this video: Αbleton Live Sidechain with 3rd party plug-ins on YouTube and also check this commentEach of you who had problems, note that, Massive and R-Compressor must be IN THE SAME channel, the second one!!

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • Ray_Mond
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    If you ask for the input signal to the side chain 

    1 load kick a track

    2 in the bass load a c6 comp waves xex.

    3 route the audio to : to the bass track

    4 in the external mode of the side chain you have the kick signal

    6 months ago | 1 comment
  • huerlimann
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    With some Waves plugins it works, via an "helper" audio track. I tested it with RComp, HComp, VComp, C1, API2500 and DBX-160. Just switch on SC Button on top left.

    Manual here: https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/sidechaining-plugin/

    11 months ago | 0 comments

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