Ableton Live Tutorial

Sidechaining in Live

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    Introduction

    Take a look at sidechaining or ducking, what it is and why we might need it. A brief look at an example of how the idea started as a way of working with voice-overs in radio.

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    Setting it Up

    See how the examples in video one were created on Live's compressor and the monitor and routing settings within Live, and some of the controls on the compressor.

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    Sidechaining Bass to a Kick Drum

    Discover how to sidechain a bass synth sound to a kick using Ableton's drum racks and a drum loop utilizing the sidechain EQ setting.

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    Sidechain Multi Tracks

    Explore how you can use Live's flexible grouping and routing options to apply sidechain compression to more than one track at a time.

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    Separate Sidechain Source

    See how you can use an extra track as a sidechaining source to give you more options when arranging your track.

Product Overview


Use Live? Want to know how to get the perfect compressed sound? Look no further! Ableton Certified Trainer Craig McCullough shows you how to use the elusive technique of sidechaining in Live to make things fit better and have that "fitted" type of sound.

Craig starts with an in-depth introduction that reveals the commonly used technique, then shows you how to set it all up. Next, Craig gives you some examples of the technique "in action" on a kick drum and bass sound, as well as on multiple tracks. Lastly, Craig demonstrates the method of using a separate sidechain source to control things.

If you want to discover what sidechaining can do for your Ableton Live productions and mixes, stop here and watch "Sidechaining in Live" today.


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Sidechaining in Live is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull! I knew sidechaining before, but it's nice to get a point for point explanation of everything. There's always something to learn.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from very helpful very good tips and examples
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very useful tipps very useful tipps, thanks a lot, thanks a lot, thanks a lot
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple af There are tons of dudes on youtube who would explain you how to sidechain, but nobody can explain it as efficiently as this guy does.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Not for a Beginner This was quick and to-the-point. If you've watched many tutorials on how to use Ableton Live and just want a quick brush up on side-chaining, then this is a tutorial worth watching.
Date published: 2016-02-22
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