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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Sidechain Compression

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    Introduction

    Multiplier welcomes you and goes over what the series is all about.

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    Introduction to Sidechain Compression

    What is sidechain compression, and why do it?

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    Basic Controls & Principles

    Learn how sidechain compression works, the basic controls (attack, release, threshold), and something I call "hold down".

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    Ghost Kicks

    Sidechaining with no kicks, different kicks, cleaner kicks. and creating the "perfect" dummy/ghost kick.

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    Clicks

    What they are, why they exist, and how to fix them. Also see how to fix unwanted distortions.

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    Lookahead

    This video explores compressor "lookahead", and explains the famous "FF1 Mode". I also show how to do it manually.

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    Compression Modes

    Compressors don't work as you'd expect, I prove this, and then demonstrate how different modes give different sidechain shapes.

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    Input EQ

    Input EQ can sometimes be used as a quicker workflow than ghost kicks.

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    Knee & Other Less Common Parameters

    Learn how to use compressor knee and envelope type to further shape the volume modulation.

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    3rd Party Compressors

    How to and why you might want to use a 3rd party compressor plug-in for sidechain compression.

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    Multiple Compressors

    The video explores the two ways multiple compressors are used: different inputs vs same kick inputs.

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    LFO Tool, VolumeShaper, etc..

    Discover what these plug-ins do, and also understand some serious potential problems with using them.

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    Manual Sidechain

    This is another option, and I give the reasons for and against this.

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    Reasons to Sidechain on a Group/Bus

    Two reasons why it's best to apply sidechain compression on a group or bus.

Product Overview


Adam Pollard aka Multiplier, brings you another series designed for the electronic music producer, this time focused on the highly important technique of creating and using sidechain compression.

Adam welcomes you and gives an overview of what sidechain compression is, and why and when you want to use it. He then covers all the basic controls such as Attack, Release, Threshold, and something Adam likes to call ‘hold down’.

You’ll then learn fantastic tips and tricks for using and applying sidechain compression such as Ghost Kicks, Clicks, Lookahead Mode, Compression Modes, 3rd Party Compressors and more.

Adam also covers some staple Electronic Music tools such as Xfer LFO Tool, VolumeShaper and others. Wrapping it all up you’ll learn how to utilize manual sidechaining and how to apply sidechaining on a Group or Bus for a huge, grooving sound.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you produce electronic music this series is a must see, as you can’t get authentic sounding Electronic Music without the use of sidechain compression… Watch “Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Sidechain Compression” today.


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multimarty
Submitted 9 months ago

Really insightful

Great insight into the basic understanding of sidechain to more advanced use of it. It's geared mostly to EDM which as far as understanding is the prime user of sidechain. Really enjoyed discovering very advanced and creative way to use sidechain. Now my only complaint is Multiplier don't often go in deep details when your curiosity gets spurred. Still enjoyed watching this class.

I am a: Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live



multimarty
Submitted 9 months ago

Really insightful

Great insight into the basic understanding of sidechain to more advanced use of it. It's geared mostly to EDM which as far as understanding is the prime user of sidechain. Really enjoyed discovering very advanced and creative way to use sidechain. Now my only complaint is Multiplier don't often go in deep details when your curiosity gets spurred. Still enjoyed watching this class.

I am a: Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live


1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started producing music just over 5 years ago, right about when Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP dropped.

2. What training have you had?

I'm fully self-taught, and haven't had any formal training. I use online resources and learn a lot by talking to other producers about how they do things too.

3. When did you get into recording?

(same answer as number 1)

4. People you have worked with/for?

DJTechTools, iZotope, Output, CAPSUN Pro Audio, Loopmasters, Plugin Boutique, Industrial Strength, 5Pin Media

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I've had a lot of experience in the EDM space, from producing tracks and sample packs that have charted on sites like Beatport, through to DJing internationally and running a record label. And on the training side I've produced thousands of tutorials, and also tutor people one to one.

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Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Sidechain Compression is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Really insightful Great insight into the basic understanding of sidechain to more advanced use of it. It's geared mostly to EDM which as far as understanding is the prime user of sidechain. Really enjoyed discovering very advanced and creative way to use sidechain. Now my only complaint is Multiplier don't often go in deep details when your curiosity gets spurred. Still enjoyed watching this class.
Date published: 2018-08-12
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