asked Nov 03 '18 at 17:40 by Epistemic (41)

edited Nov 03 '18 at 17:41

I've read the user guide, read through Bitwig's website, and searched the internet, and I don't know exactly what "audio rate modulation" refers to. Some people refer to it as "audio rate frequency modulation". Does it respond to peak frequency? Average frequency? Or something more obviously related to "audio rate" like the speed at which the audio changes?... This seems like an unnecessarily confusing descriptor and the documentation I've seen is terrible.

What I'd really like to do is have the EQ-5 band frequencies be modulated to match the loudest frequencies of another track, as a form of ducking.

Audio rate as opposed to frequencies too slow to hear, so fast movement.

Use the audio side chain modulator and specify the input to be the EQ-5 to get the ducking effect.


answered Nov 03 '18 at 20:50 by Holon_Mundi (51)

But audio side chain only responds to volume (within the frequencies between the high pass and low pass filters), right? I want the pitch (or loudest harmonics) of the input to alter the position of EQ-5's bands, because the harmonics of both tracks change significantly enough that static EQ won't work unless I painstakingly try to automate it manually.

More generally, I'd like to be able to use frequency as a modulator....

  — (Nov 03 '18 at 22:43) Epistemic

Maybe the Polarity "Dynamic EQ" Bitwig device chain preset will be closer to what I want?

  — (Nov 03 '18 at 23:00) Epistemic

Not sure. You could make a few of them tightly filtered on important frequencies but moving them in parallel with pitch is beyond me. You could keytrack the EQ nodes if you have midi input and if it's not an instrument you can use the audio receiver device to get note information from elsewhere.

  — (Nov 03 '18 at 23:50) Holon_Mundi

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