How do you do a side chain compression in Ableton?

How to Use Sidechain Compression in Ableton

  1. Load Ableton’s Glue Compressor onto the Track You Want to Compress.
  2. Click the Sidechain Toggle Button.
  3. Enable the Sidechain Input.
  4. Select a Sidechain Input Signal.
  5. Enable the Sidechain EQ.
  6. Filter the Sidechain Input Signal.
  7. Set the Attack, Release, Ratio, and Threshold.

How do you Compression a side chain?

Here’s how to set up sidechain compression.

  1. Insert a compressor onto the bass track (select a compressor with a sidechain or key input).
  2. Select the kick drum audio as the sidechain input.
  3. Adjust the threshold and ratio controls so that the bass is compressed by the desired amount whenever the kick drum hits.

What does Sidechaining mean in logic?

The key point to note is that signal processors like compressors and gates have both an audio input – which was used as the input for the signal need to be processed – and a so-called ‘Sidechain’ or ‘External Key’ input that allowed the engineer direct access to the ‘listening’ circuitry.

Who popularized sidechain compression?

Douglas Shearer
It may shock you to learn that the initial applications for sidechain compression in the 1930s were not directed at making French filter house. Rather, it started with a film audio engineer named Douglas Shearer, who needed a way to tame the sibilance (the hard “s” sounds) of dialogue recordings.

What is sidechain ducking source?

Ratio: The amount of compression or gain reduction to apply to a signal that is above the threshold. Sidechain/Ducking Source: When a compressor is placed on an output audio source such as your Desktop, Sidechain can use the input from a microphone/aux source to reduce the volume of the output source.

When should I use sidechain compression?

Sidechain compression is particularly popular in dance pop because it allows instruments to cut through a mix at all times. When other instruments in a mix get louder, the sidechain effect increases so that the track it’s on will never be drowned out.

Is sidechain compression necessary?

It’s pretty much always a preference, because the main reason to sidechain is to give the kick/snare more room. You can also sidechain certain frequencies of a sound to drop whenever another sound comes in, etc. But, with proper EQing, sidechaining isn’t completely necessary. It’s just really helpful.

Why is it called sidechain?

Sidechaining was born when Shearer conceived of a compressor with a “side” signal chain (separate to the main trigger signal) with an EQ slapped on it – rather than evenly compressing the incoming signal, this “de-esser” would only be triggered when the specific sibilant sounds appeared.

Can you sidechain in Soundtrap?

If you are using a 4/4 Kick beat this can actually work, but sidechain is usually needed for more advanced kick patterns. Anyway, sidechain wouldn’t really be all that hard to implement and would be a fantastic effect and is one of those really big effects that’s missing from the effects board in Soundtrap.

Why is it called Sidechaining?