Alternative to side-chain compression

denise.Audio

New Member
Hi Vi Controllers.

Have you ever considered an alternative to side-chain compression? We at denise audio have, and that's why we added a side-chain option to our recent plugin release, The Sweeper. With the side-chain option selected, this dynamic envelope following filter then turns into a more precise way to duck a selected channel using a high pass filter. Side-chain compression will reduce the volume of the whole channel. Useful if you want to create an dance music style pumping effect, but for mixing a kick and sub bass it's not so precise, and will lead to alterations in the lower mids and mid range of your bass or bassline.

Check out how the plugin works from our tip & trick video:


Is this something you think will benefit your mix?

Joe
 
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JEPA

Senior Member
Thanks for the heads up, what do you think of the technique?

Joe
you should put an example with only the two sound sources in conflict, e.g. bass and kick-drum, to understand better what your plugin is doing...

edit: or a step-by-step DIY or a walkthrough
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
Sounds like you have the kick ducking the bass, but theres’s a higher synth on the same beat, so some may have trouble hearing the effect.

Side-chain compression at specific frequencies is helpful if there are decent controls for the eq of the target and sidechain input.

Perhaps a better walkthrough video would help those not as familiar with sidechain mixing. Thanks!
 
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denise.Audio

denise.Audio

New Member
Sounds like you have the kick ducking the bass, but theres’s a higher synth on the same beat, so some may have trouble hearing the effect.

Side-chain compression at specific frequencies is helpful if there are decent controls for the eq of the target and side-chain input.

Perhaps a better walkthrough video would help those not as familiar with sidechain mixing. Thanks!
Hey X-Bassist, thanks for your comment. We have walkthrough video of all of our plugins detailing how they work, these tip videos are a follow on from this main video just detailing specific techniques. Check out the text in the video for some more context and an explanation of the plugin.


We appreciate your feedback ,in any case.

Joe
 
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denise.Audio

denise.Audio

New Member
you should put an example with only the two sound sources in conflict, e.g. bass and kick-drum, to understand better what your plugin is doing...

edit: or a step-by-step DIY or a walkthrough
Thanks for your feedback, JEPA.
 

JEPA

Senior Member
Sounds like you have the kick ducking the bass, but theres’s a higher synth on the same beat, so some may have trouble hearing the effect.

Side-chain compression at specific frequencies is helpful if there are decent controls for the eq of the target and sidechain input.

Perhaps a better walkthrough video would help those not as familiar with sidechain mixing. Thanks!
it's fair. I can hear the effect of side-chain, but in this example it is unnecessary complex with the synth over the two sources. I want to understand/hear what is so different from a classical side-chain method?
 
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denise.Audio

denise.Audio

New Member
it's fair. I can hear the effect of side-chain, but in this example it is unnecessary complex with the synth over the two sources. I want to understand/hear what is so different from a classical side-chain method?
Hey JEPA, you can check out the text we post under the YouTube video which explains how the side-chain compression works. Thanks for your input and we will certainly consider it for the next set of videos.

Joe