What Is Sidechaining? Here’s An Overview

Sidechaining is an audio production technique where the output of one audio signal is used to activate and control an effect on another. It is commonly used with compression to give instruments more presence in the mix.

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This production technique will substantially improve the quality of your music when used appropriately. Inside this article: • What is sidechaining? • The origins of sidechaining • Sidechaining the kick and bass • Creating the “pumping” effect • Sidechaining vocals, drum kits, pads, and more What is Sidechaining? Sidechaining works as follows: If an audio signal is coming from track …


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