I wonder why the sidechain sends in the Studio do not have the possibility for their level adjustments?
For example the situation:
I have two minor groups with a compressor on each of them. And I want to duck these groups by a major group. If we are talking only about three groups then everything is fine. I can adjust the compression threshold settings on each minor group as I need it.
But what if I have a second major group which also should duck the minor groups but with its own levels? I cannot create additional compressors on each minor groups for that.
The only solution I found at the moment it is using the return buses as mediators.
I.e. a major group sends signal to a return bus and this return then sends sidechain signal to a compressor. And the level of the return bus serves here as the sidechain leveler.
And to prevent signal dupplication on the master bus I have to create a separate mix group for all mediator returns and mute this group.
It works well. But it’s kinda bulky. And there are slight delays because of the Return essence as I understand.