It would be great to be able to have a multiband compressor, especially on the master bus. Is there a reason why this isn’t a feature?
Yes: We haven’t developed one yet.
You’re not the first person to request this feature, so it’s already on our feature/improvement tracker. I’ll add your name to the list of people interested in it.
Thank you for the quick response, Joseph!
Cheers, that’s great.
A multi-band compressor would be especially powerful with sidechaining, and unlinked on top of that. Then you could do really transparent, directional sidechain ducking.
We have an in-house multi-band sidechain compressor DSP for FMOD Studio at Avalanche Studios. But it’s not being used much because it turned out quite expensive to use. It involved quite a large number of highpass and lowpass filters to separate a surround signal (7 channels) into 4 bands.
That’s the challenge! Getting it to run smoothly is the big problem I would assume.
As you said, it would be a very powerful tool!
Add me to the list too please Joseph.
Can you please add me to the list too, @joseph ? I went a-lookin’ and this is also of interest to me!
If we can get behavior verging on the mighty Trackspacer | Create space in your mix | Audio plugin — everyone who sees this and has used it knows what I’m talking about, as it goes beyond typical sidechain ducking — for elegant transparency, that would have tremendous value.
I’ve added you to the list.
I made a pretty useful one just by separating the audio into frequency bands (adjustable crossover of course) then compressing the desired frequency and summing it all up. It works like a charm for me.
Could you add me to the list as well? Thanks!
Consider it done.