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L2 External Sidechaining not working properly

Hi!

I have to deliver mastered stems so I'm trying to have L2 limit the stems whilst being triggered by a printed (un-limited) full mix. But, unfortunately L2 just seems to stop working properly as soon as I enable sidechaining. I can see it react to the full mix but It's letting peaks through like there's not even a limiter there and seems to just be responding completely different with sidechaining turned on.

I'm using Studio One Pro 5 by the way.

Hope there's somebody out there that can help me :(

Cheers,

Bas

Bas

I'm sure you thought of this, but to be sure, are the Pro-L2 instances for the stems inserted post-fader?

Bram

Hey Bram,

Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, the L2 instance is on the main output's post fader and the printed (unlimited) mix's output is routed straight into the L2 stereo sidechain input, unaffected by any other type of processing.

Bas

Same problem here using Pro Tools. Have anyone figured out a way to make the side chain work correctly?

Michael

Pro Tools still only supports mono side chains, so there is no way to make stem limiting work correctly, unfortunately.

Cheers,

Frederik (FabFilter)

Wouldn’t down mixing to mono the unlimited full mix work? 99% of the people I know that are working in audio post are doing it on pro tools. Exporting stems for clients is a regular thing for us.

Stem limiting would be awesome and as of now pro-L2 is the only plugin promising to do it.

Aren’t you guys able to do something about it? Maybe a little tweak for the AAX version?

Michael
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