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Nuendo® 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Ashley Shepherd

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Side-Chain Processing

Within the VST 3 specification, the ability to apply side-chain signals to plug-ins directly has been added. With VST 2 plug-ins, convoluted workarounds were employed to get similar results with limited success. Now, using side-chain inputs is as simple as assigning an output for a send or a channel directly to a side-chain input.

VST 3 plug-ins that are capable of having a side-chain input now have a new button in the GUI. Enabling this button adds the side-chain input as another available destination in the output routings for channels and sends. With the compressor plug-in inserted into an audio channel and the side-chain activated, a side-chain input is now available as a destination for other channels and sends. (See ...

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