Audio Ducking

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Paul Lehmann

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Audio Ducking

PostFri May 19, 2017 3:08 pm

hello,

i´m looking for a "Audio ducking function", which decrease all other Audio tracks automaticly. i select my voiceover Audio object and the volume decrease on all other Audio tracks, to a value I have fixed before, with a short fade in and fade out.

Is it possible in Davinci Resolve?

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Peter Cave

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Re: Audio Ducking

PostSat May 20, 2017 5:24 am

You will probably need to setup a side-chain compressor if Resolve can do that kind of thing.
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostSat May 20, 2017 6:59 am

Waves has some plug-ins that will do this to a point, but to me, this is part of the job of a re-recording mixer: you do it manually and ride the fader with your fingers. You can theoretically route all the M&E tracks to one bus, then ride that bus (so to speak) while the narration plays.
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Paul Draper

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Re: Audio Ducking

PostSat May 20, 2017 6:59 pm

Peter Cave wrote:You will probably need to setup a side-chain compressor if Resolve can do that kind of thing.


Correct, a VST compressor with side-chaining is the way this is done in all DAWs. i.e., usually via an instance of a compressor inserted on the audio track to be ducked (say Music), then this triggered via an aux send from the track doing the ducking (say, VO). Seems (?) that Resolve 14 has no way to do this as yet with Auxs which only route to audio busses, but not VST inputs. Speaking of which, VST3 support would be much preferred in terms of functionality over the current VST 2.4 support; that is a no longer developed format by Steinberg.
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Paul Lehmann

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Re: Audio Ducking

PostThu May 25, 2017 1:14 pm

Very sad.

So a great program and so important functions are missing.

Thank you for your replys.
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostSun Apr 22, 2018 2:12 pm

Resolve Studio 15 (Beta). Is there an audio ducking now? Thanks for any answer, preferably postive. :)
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostFri May 18, 2018 3:58 pm

any news about sidechain?!?!?!
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostSat May 19, 2018 12:16 am

HJWolters wrote:Resolve Studio 15 (Beta). Is there an audio ducking now? Thanks for any answer, preferably postive. :)


Testing 15_b3, I don't see any 'Auto Audio Ducking' feature, but I see you have a manual method Hansi ;)

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Re: Audio Ducking

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 pm

Well, I have not found any other solution until Beta 5. So there is no automated audio ducking right? BM, please think about it.
Bryan, it would be an improvement if after setting the key markers in one go, the music would be lowered at all desired commentary points.
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostWed Jul 11, 2018 3:31 am

+1

This is a seriously needed feature. To be able to route the native compressor and VSTs to sidechain would be one of the last features I would need to make the leap to dumping my DAW for audio work and doing everything in Resolve.

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Re: Audio Ducking

PostWed Jul 11, 2018 6:59 am

As I mentioned in other threads, we are working on this as have found some challenges with the first implementation.
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Re: Audio Ducking

PostFri Jul 13, 2018 10:43 pm

How does the Sidechain under Dynamics work in fairlight? Some of the audio mixing tutorial seem to refer Audio Ducking as Sidechaining ("You can Sidechain to automatically reduce music during Voiceover"). I assumed Sidechain under Dynamics in Fairlight was for this purpose, though so far I have not figured out how it works or even what it is supposed to do.

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