Sidechaining with Compressor distorts my bassline

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Re: Sidechaining with Compressor distorts my bassline

Post by forge » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:53 am

ethios4 wrote:1/8th note triplets at 210 bpm is exactly the same as 1/16th notes at 140 bpm...allows for some pretty neat tempo transformations! The middle section of "Time Crystal" on my myspace page has the 210 bpm part.
Ah cool man, nice idea, sounds good!

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Re: Sidechaining with Compressor distorts my bassline

Post by forge » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:03 am

Sage wrote:
stringtapper wrote:
Superchibisan wrote:168bpm is is absurd for 4/4. pure insanity!
I take it you've never heard of Charlie Parker?

(Or did I just walk into another dance-centric discussion?)
So it wasn't the heroin, Bird was sidechaining in 1946?
In 1946 'sidechaining' was beatnik slang originating out of the European jazz clubs. It referred to the way they used to to boot up. Instead of using a belt around the upper arm, they just chained themselves really tightly to old bits of bombed out war machinery until they nearly pass out then get their pal to undo the chains just in time so they don't asphyxiate. It was really popular in Stalingrad, Berlin and the East end of London. In fact rumour has it the Cray twins still used it in the 60s as a slang term for when they didn't undo the chain on people who didn't pay their bills.

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