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Why not code these excellent tools in VST3 form?

Then Sidechaining would just, well - be there!

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VST3 is not of priority, but side-chaining in the next version of Marquis Compressor will most definitely be available.

First and foremost, I love Marquis, how you made something sound so nice I have no idea.

Recently I bought the Native Instruments 60s Drums and wasn't able to get the "recorded" sound out of them, you know, analog, pumping and "old".  Like they'd been recorded from vinyl.  After trying every one of my VST effects, for no particular reason I gave marquis a go, previously thinking what I needed was saturation and distortion ( and hence not a compressor ), and, with some quite short attack and release times and the T3 setting, BOOM, there it was, an incredible sound, quite unexpectedly.  So thank you!  However, I digress.... ;-)

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Aleksey Vaneev: From my current point of view Marquis is a bit 'heavy' on the processing, and so adding side-chain to it would make it too CPU heavy for extensive practical use.  But I may review this point of view in the future.

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I'm sorry but I really felt the need to chime in on this particular point.

My assumption on reading this is that you are suggesting that adding a side-chain would increase the CPU usage of Marquis, and I'm curious ( at least for the VST case ) how.

I'm a full-time computer graphics programmer by trade, and have spent some time inside the vstsdk ( writing a couple of my own terribly sounding plug-ins to learn it ), and I know that by definition ( at least in VST ) a side-chain is simply a second stereo input pair providing a control signal, taking the total number of audio inputs into Marquis to 4 ( 2 normal + 2 side-chain ).

From a coding point of view, a standard compressor like Marquis already has a side-chain, it's just in this case, the side chain is the same as the effected/compressed audio.

Marquis creates it's compression driving envelopes from the first two audio inputs.  To add side-chain support you ONLY need to do two things.  Add a switch to the GUI to turn it on, and then make the code use the second stereo pair of inputs ( 3, 4 ) to feed the side-chain instead of the effected/compressed audio.

From a coding/math point of view this is the equivalent of a switch to the side chain, saying x = b instead of x = a, which seems to me would not change the CPU usage.

It's for this very reason that I can't understand why every developer building VSTs does not build side-chains in as standard, as technically it couldn't be simpler.  Having said that you have other formats to support, and I do not know how much work it would be adding side chains using those other APIs.

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Hmmm, I spent too long writing my message, it's already been effectively answered ;-)

Yep, it has been answered - it's not a matter of just assigning inputs - it requires additional processing, and quite a lot of it.
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