SideChaining Shiz

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Whats up!!

I have just entered the world of sidechaining, i understand that it is used to 'duck' the bass to allow the kick drum's presence to be heard more but whats some more sick things i can do with sidechaining? Im looking for some crazy effect kinda shiz.

Sound.
 

Mr Fletch

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Side chain a hi hat pattern with reverb on it to the kick and snare. Gives the hats a nice rushing, pulsating sound. Pads, strings anything really can be chained to something else. Don't confirm to rules, toy around, see what you come up with
 
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I know, I've been told many times not to abide by rules for making dnb. That sounds like some good ideas to get me going though :) big ups!!!

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Yo Mr Fletch sir, how do I side chain the hihats to the kick and snare?
 

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Side chain in to your bass with a "ghost kick"(spooky). If you put your placements right you can get this cool woosh sound kinda like a filter gate opening but different.
 

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You don't just have to use a kick to activate the sidechain! :) normally my sidechain triggers are muted so it would just be placement that I would change but perhaps try using your snare to trigger it! :D

I tried this once on a pad and it kinda sounded wierd, you might get something interesting with it though! :)
 

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If your synth has a sidechain input (Like the ES1 in Logic), you can play a note and then have a break sidechained to the instrument. Doing so will activate the synth sound only when the drums are smacking, good for creating glitchy type synth/basslines.

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If your synth has a sidechain input (Like the ES1 in Logic), you can play a note and then have a break sidechained to the instrument. Doing so will activate the synth sound only when the drums are smacking, good for creating glitchy type synth/basslines.

Cheers.
dude, we're supposed to be a team. you gotta keep me in the loop!

j/k, sick idea though. look out for something with this idea to appear in a dropbox shared folder near you...
 

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Get a Synth going and then send it too a bus. On that bus put a reverb and then sidechain that bus too your original Synth. This is basically bringing in the reverb after the synth has played and it keeps a reverb sound without muddying up you mix.

Hope that helps, Cheers ;)
 

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I know, I've been told many times not to abide by rules for making dnb. That sounds like some good ideas to get me going though :) big ups!!!

---------- Post added at 21:15 ---------- Previous post was at 20:56 ----------

Yo Mr Fletch sir, how do I side chain the hihats to the kick and snare?
Same as you would anything else? Put a compressor on your hats, side chain it to the kick, duplicate, and change the source on the 2nd to the snare.
 

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If your synth has a sidechain input (Like the ES1 in Logic), you can play a note and then have a break sidechained to the instrument. Doing so will activate the synth sound only when the drums are smacking, good for creating glitchy type synth/basslines.

Cheers.
Loads of things kind be sidechained this way in Logic! Just only found out how to use the sidechain option on the autofilter!

Heavily sidechaining something LFO'd (like a wobble bass) can sometimes render interesting results too
 
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I like to add a very little bit sidechain to the bass from my snares. Lets those bastards smash throughout he mix. . . . . . . .I'll also SC compress the sub bass a little bit from my whipping filtered bass to let that come through. You can pretty much side chain anything to anything. . . .Try compressing you're high hat track to your snare, play with the release and you get a nice high hat build up into every snare. and gets those heads bobbing!
 
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