Been told Camo & Krooked cain the fuck out of side chaining on there beats and basslines to help give them better rhythm. I have side chained before but want to put in in use more especially basslines.
Sidechaining the bass to the kick pretty hard can give some interesting results although I dont do it all the time. Sometimes hard sidechaining a pad, or melody to the kick or snare can get good results too.
Advice? Experiment, basically. Find what you like.
I usually only sidechain if I'm using a bass which is dominating the track a bit. Which is most of the time...you can try sidechaining with a muted kick too, and that'll give you almost total control over the compression effect.
Been diggin' the hell out of the sidechain function on Logic's ES2, assigning a parameter to change upon activation of the sidechain is wicked! Set up a full midi drum loop as the sidechain to carefully selected parameters and boom! Instant synth grooves! Might post up an example in the morning...
Aside from that I usually only use sidechaining a la Deadmau5-style.
Not 100% on what you mean but here's a list of EQ's that ship with Logic 9 (Express) and should come with Pro aswell, though Pro might have a couple more.
Fat EQ Legacy
>> DJ EQ
>> Silver EQ Single Band
>> High Cut
>> High Pass Filter
>> High Shelving EQ
>> Low Cut
>> Low Pass Filter
>> Low Shelving EQ
>> Parametric EQ
They've work pretty well for me, although I haven't used them all. The channel EQ is the basic EQ and when you use it, it gives you a nice visual graphic at the top of the mixer channel for a quick reference of how you have all your track EQ'd.
i dont think i have ever made a EDM track that doesnt side-chain the kick and the bass together, dont forget that side-chain compression is only one type of Sidechain.....sidechained filters for eg are pant wettingly good
when i been messin around on fl i tried sidechaining pads, reeces, melodies, all have their own uses but i never actually used them in a tune, i never seem to finish tunes so i should stop playing around and concentrate on that first, but just thought i'd share my tweakin inquisitive finds with ya.