• Mojave
    Posts: 185
    Joined: Oct 26th, 2009
    Tips and Tricks, Side chaining result
    Thanks to a quick watch just for curiosity sake, I learned how side chaining worked. As simple as that might sound, I never found a reason to need it but I just watched the tutorial for the heck of it. Then the light bulb went off. I used it to to suppress the bass frequencies of all the guitar tracks that were heavy on bass. I took a copy of the kick drum and made it a side chain source. It was bussed out to an AUX channel and that AUX channel controlled compressors on all the guitar tracks that needed suppression. So basically, I lower the volume of the bass producing guitar tracks that were in conflict with the kick drum on all the kick events to bring out the kick drum. It's a low frequency kick drum so it needed space. Thanks to both Steve and Martin for the lessons. Martin's lesson gave me the idea of making space. Steve made it perfectly clear what side chaining was to begin with and how to use it. Here is my resulting demo clip: [url][/url] One last point, Steve also likes to use the multimeter which I have adopted and it is invaluable. I read exactly the frequency the kick was residing in. I went to the bass guitar and notched out the kick freq. with a phase EQ to carve out some space and prevent masking over the kick drum as well. Use that multimeter! Carving out the bass was an idea that came from Isiac on the R&B mixing tutorial. Victor Mason AKA Cheif-Talkalot [url][/url]
  • steveH
    Posts: 857
    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006
    Re: Tips and Tricks, Side chaining...
    We are all a team! Thanks for your perspective.
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