SideChaining Shiz

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  1. greenflydnb

    greenflydnb Member

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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.
     
  2. `Matt

    `Matt Member

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    You can sidechain the kick to a pad to get it to move (pump) aswell. Sometimes handy on intros.
     
  3. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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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
     
  4. greenflydnb

    greenflydnb Member

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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?
     
  5. Arfeds

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    you can do this

     
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  6. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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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.
     
  7. parsons19

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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! :)
     
  8. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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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.
     
  9. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    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...
     
  10. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    What is "shiz" and how do i sidechain it
     
  11. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    I don't think I have ever read one of your posts and not had a little chuckle.

    Well done :applause:
     
  12. Trapsin

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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 ;)
     
  13. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    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.
     
  14. felun

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    nice tips cheers!
     
  15. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    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
     
  16. cohma101

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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!
     
  17. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    sidechain bass on bass with a combination of filters u can end up with some seriously mad sounds
     
  18. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    This is something I've implemented on my new track I'm just finishing off! Never tried it before but its definately given me some good results!
     
  19. Attire

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    How exactly would you do that?
     
  20. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    I think they didn't mean it to be done like only one way, experiment.

    I tend to do everything in every way imaginable, can turn out to be mad.