SideChainer 2
by RDGAudio
3.6 / 5     (12 votes)
Win64 OSX
SideChainer 2 is a drawable gater thar allows users to sculpt custom curves and shapes and comes equipped with dozens of presets to achieve desired results quickly.

Customizable point+tension curve editor. Time with Triplet, Dotted and Straight. Along with Mix and Smooth Parameters.

Coded in C++ to minimize the CPU load during operation.
  • Draw your own shape for Sidechain, Gate or Pumping.
  • Customizable point + tension curve editor (Mouse Scroll).
  • Shorten out Favorite Presets.
  • Factory Presets with Sidechain, Sequence and Gate.
  • Save User Presets as .rdg format.
  • Smooth and Time Settings.
  • VST3 for PC and AU, MAC VST3.
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Otter Mar 17 2023
(5 / 5)
Mar 17 2023
Excellent! Does everything as advertised. Does not deserve unjust one-star rating from disgruntled win7 user.
Collateral Beauty Nov 16 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 16 2022
I love the gui ! Good plugin ...
Anonymous Jul 07 2022
(5 / 5)
Jul 07 2022
Прекрасно как дополнительный плагин
Anonymous Jul 05 2022
(2 / 5)
Jul 05 2022
studio one 5で使えない
Kamran Oct 16 2021
(1 / 5)
Oct 16 2021
Not Good
Xenon May 25 2021
(5 / 5)
May 25 2021
Wow! Great job, it works very well
Jon B May 25 2021
(4 / 5)
May 25 2021
Fun and creative plug-in that you can get a good sound from fast and easily. I would like to have control over attack and release times but I also get that it's made primarily for creating pumping synth sounds fast without getting distracted by all the possible settings of a normal gate. As you can draw the shape of the envelope however you please I would like the attack to be a bit faster (which you could then slow down through the envelope shape), but it's only a minor drawback. CPU performance is negligible and installation was very easy and fast. Great freebie!
Tom May 20 2021
(5 / 5)
May 20 2021
I give 5 stars for this creative tool, also to compensate the as wrongful classified 1 star entry, see below
Kedskies May 16 2021
(0 / 5)
May 16 2021
Looks like a cool plugin. Maybe a good alternative to kickstart but so sad it Doesn't work on Reaper. :(
Jon B May 25 2021
May 25 2021
Works perfectly for me on Win10 x64 and Reaper 6.29. Are you sure you installed it correctly and have checked that your system meets the requirements?
msea May 03 2021
(5 / 5)
May 03 2021
Seems really good to me
Liam Apr 30 2021
Apr 30 2021
Not sure it’s setup for win 7 or is compatible on older computers :(
TA-AT May 04 2021
May 04 2021
I really doubt it, unfortunately...
prok_amation Apr 30 2021
(1 / 5)
Apr 30 2021
This will only run on Windows 8 and 10. If you have Windows 7, it will install everything but the VST3 files.
shred Apr 30 2021
Apr 30 2021
yup, no .vst3 file just the other stuff. win 7
Bucko May 02 2021
May 02 2021
It's not reasonable to give a low rating to software because it doesn't work on an extinct operating system.
cyber_T May 04 2021
May 04 2021
Indeed! There is no reason for a bad rating. Now Win 7 is (sad but true!) an "oldschool" OS without any official support by Microsoft...
TA-AT May 04 2021
May 04 2021
I agree with bucko
Erisian May 06 2021
May 06 2021
I agree with prok_amation's one star rating. We can't all afford new computers every time a new bloatware OS comes out and many vst devs are still producing stuff that works on earlier OS, including Win7 so it must be possible.
Jon B May 25 2021
May 25 2021
@Prok-amation, @Erisian: So you think that every plug-in that doesn't support Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista or Win7 should automatically receive 1 star? Most new plug-ins today don't have support for Win7 because it's a OS that is no longer supported. It doesn't make sense for developers to spend time to make sure that their software supports a discontinued OS and even less when you consider that this is a free plug-in. The fact that they have support for both Win 8, Win 10, OS x, 32 and 64 bit VST2/VST3 and AU is damn good enough. Base your ratings on the actual functionality of the plug-in instead of giving inaccurately damaging feedback because it doesn't support your old, discontinued OS.
TA-AT Apr 28 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2021
Thanks for this... super creative plugin