How to use Etch's sidechain inputs in Cubase 5 and above.
1. Open your mixer view, and right click the background.
2. Choose 'add track' and choose 'group channel'.
3. In the window that pops up, click the drop-down menu under 'configuration'.
4. In the menu you've now got open, go to More... and choose the 'quadro' type.
5. Click the 'add track' button to confirm this track addition.
6. Now in the Cubase main menu bar, go to the devices section, and choose 'VST connections'.
7. Go to the tab called 'Group/FX'.
8. The quadro group you added will be in the list. Right click it.
9. Go to the 'add child bus' sub-menu, and you'll see 'Stereo' and 'Stereo (Ls Rs) - add both of these.
10. Add Etch as an insert effect to the Group track, in the Cubase mixer.
11. Now from within your Cubase mixer, you can route any track to these child-busses. Anything you send to the first child-bus will go to the main Etch inputs. Anything you send to the second child-bus will go to Etch's sidechain input.
It is also worth mentioning that if you double-click the bus names in the VST Connections page, you can rename them. Suggested names would be 'Main' for the first child-bus, and 'Sidechain' for the second child-bus.
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How to route audio into Etch's sidechain in Ableton Live.
1. Insert Etch onto an audio track.
2. From your other tracks, select the audio track Etch is on from the output drop-down menu.
3. There is a second drop-down menu per track. It will say 'track in' at this point. You can change this to 'Etch In' which corresponds to the Etch sidechain input.
Last edited by Drew_fx on Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
You can load Etch as an effect on an instrument or midi track. This will allow basic filtering, and usage of the LFO's. However because Logic 9 does not allow you to send midi to an effect plugin, you wont be able to re-trigger anything from a midi note. You have to load it as a midi-controlled-effect to do this.
1. Add an instrument track.
2. Click on the mixer channel to add an instrument to the track.
3. Go to the menu called 'midi controlled effects' and FXpansion Etch should be shown there. Choose it.
4. Now in the Etch display, you'll see a 'sidechain' input menu selector at the top. This is used to select the audio coming into Etch. It can be a buss or an audio-track.
In this manner, you can use the instrument track to send midi to Etch, and use the sidechain input to effect a signal. Note... this does not allow you to use Etch's sidechain input. In order to use that, it must be loaded as a regular effect.
Last edited by Drew_fx on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.