Good links - ta!laird wrote:Also very easy in Live!!
Did you check the WIKI? Three side-chain compression guides, top of the list, with links to side-chainable compressors that work in Live.
This one is the simplest:
http://sonictransfer.com/side-chain-com ... rial.shtml
The way I have done it before was using a regular compressor (not a side chain capable one) as follows:
Assume for this, you using a kick to pump a pad.
So you have somewhere the track with the kick on it, call it 'kick', then you havea track with the pad on it - call it 'pump pad'.
Add another audio tracked called 'pump split' with audio in as the original 'kick' track and audio out to the 'pump pad' track. Stick an EQ8 on it set to cut all above say 120Hz - ie just leave the low kick boom there, but none of the snap.
On the 'pump pad' track, stick in a compressor and an EQ8, set the EQ to low cut and cut out below about 160Hz or so - ie to take the kick out complete from the result sound (after the compressor). Now tweak the compressor to get the pumping you want. Go back and tweak the EQs in this and the routing track to keep the pumping, but remove the sound of the kick completely from the 'pump pad' track - this is to avoid plug delay phasing from robbing the original kick of punch in the mix, also low cutting pads is good to cut mud out of your bass.