I'm trying to wrap my head around ducking effect. Say, I have two tracks:
- A music with pretty harsh peaks and drops (it's a dubstep)
- A vocal voiceover
I also have two Track Compressors applied to Master Bus: one is quite soft (-16x at -5dB), and the next one is hard limiter (-24x at -2dB).
I want the vocal track to act as a trigger for one of the Compressors.
I have attempted to work around this by manually setting Volume Envelope over my vocal track, like this:
But I find it too difficult to manage, plus it invalidates itself whenever I modify anything (e.g. apply some dynamic changes to Track Equalizer).
I'm looking for a more straightforward way to apply ducking effect to Master Bus'es Track Compressor based on an arbitrary track's input. E.g., those harsh peaks on the vocal tracks should trigger Compressor to act.
I'm using Sony Vegas 12 x64 for Windows, but feel free to also suggest VST plugins if any, since Vegas/x64 seems to support VST/x86 pretty nicely.