Few areas are more critical then the low end of your mix. In this episode of Home Music Studio 1, I show you a technique to make the kick drum and bass guitar work as 1 unit. This simple sidechain compression tip will help tighten up the bottom of most any mix.
Ep 17 | How to Tighten Up the Low End of Your Mix
by David | 2 comments
Dave, great info here on sidechain compression as I haven’t made it that far in my understanding compression lessons. Is this sidechain technique also known as ducking?
Thanks for the great website!!!
Ducking is the same technique used a bit differently, but yes. The only real difference is in what your trying to hear in the fore front and the speed of the attach/release. To use this technique as ducking simply use your voice over or main source and the side chain input to then trigger the compression on whatever you need track (usually background music) to push down db wise. In ducking you may have a bit slower attack/release time to give more of a fade up/down on the background track. Hope that make sense? But ya you got the idea. Have a great rest of your weekend Paul.