Hi, I am a new member and am a bedroom recording hobbyist. I have a problem that I cannot get my head around. I have a soundcraft folio spirit mixer which I use to record to computer. My problem is using a compressor to duck music when using the microphone for doing voice overs. I plug a stereo lead into the insert point of the mic channel on the mixer and stereo on the other end which goes to the side chain of the Alesis 3630 compressor.
Now this does indeed duck the music when I speak into the mic, but--I cannot then hear my mic back through the mixer. I have tried all different connection methods but to no avail. The compressor side chain has a send and return on a single socket. I have read the manuals on both mixer and compressor and soldered various leads but nothing seems to work.
I am hoping you knowledgeable people can help me out. Thanks in advance.