Here’s the plug-in, which I have named “Dynamic Mirror” (it is used to mirror the dynamic of one track onto another track.
As yet there is no documentation, but from looking at Trebor’s animation in the other post, I think it should be fairly easy to work out what it does and how to use it. If anyone would like to have a go at writing some documentation for this effect, that would be very welcome. Such documentation can be posted as a reply, and would ideally follow the general format used for plug-ins on this wiki page: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plug-ins
Interesting - gives me an idea for a new feature.
Currently, if only one track is selected, it throws an error. Rather than that, perhaps a more useful behaviour would be for it to apply the selected track’s envelope to itself.
In this version, if only one track is selected, the plug-in follows the amplitude of the selected track, and then applies that envelope to the same track.
If multiple tracks are selected, the plug-in follows the amplitude of the selected track, and then applies that envelope to all other selected tracks (but not the first track). dynamic-mirror.ny (2.82 KB)
NB: If repeat effect, (“Ctrl”+“R”), is used to repeatedly apply version-2 of dynamic-mirror to one track only, the effect being applied will be different with each repetition, because the control-track is changing, (not necessarily a bad thing, but perhaps counter-intuitive).
If there is a control track and a duplicate track, and dynamic-mirror applied repeatedly, the effect will be exactly the same every time. Plus, with the original track present, there is the opportunity to mix to dilute the effect on the processed track.
I can see how that might look a bit strange, but it does what it says and “repeats the effect” (the “effect” is to follow the amplitude envelope and then apply that as a gain curve).
If you don’t want that, then (as you’re aware trebor), you can use a duplicate track as the “control track”.
Also, we don’t really want to be retaining the envelope in RAM after the plug-in has finished as it could be quite large.
Is an envelope-follower : it applies the loudness-envelope of one track to the selected track(s) below it.
It can also apply the inverted version of the envelope of the control track to other track(s) below when in ducking mode, (so is a possible alternative to AutoDuck).
When only one track is selected Dynamic-Mirror will re-apply its envelope to itself, (or its inverse when in ducking mode). Applying in “mirror” mode, (i.e. envelope-follower mode), to self, causes dynamic-range-expansion. Applying to self in ducking-mode causes dynamic-range-compression.
If used on stereo-tracks, Dynamic mirror uses an average of the two track’s envelopes.
So for some applications* you will need to apply it to separately to each stereo track,
(* e.g. if you want a flat envelope ).
Uhmm I tried the options in the first animations at the beginning of the thread but I didn’t obtain the desired result.
I attach an image as example, hoping that I could be more clear in my request. Sorry I am not so expert with the program
Thanks for your help!
Just wanted to chime in and say super cool effect!
I was searching for that exactly “inverted mirror” to gate one track from another,my intention was to mix variations of the same sound together…works perfectly. Lots of other possibilities as well.I am suprised no such plugin exist in Vst,even an envelope follower is very rare…i guess people think compressors,expanders,gate are the same but you don’t get the precision we have here.