Cover of track Easy Side-Chain Compression by Jordi Moragues
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Jordi Moragues, Easy Side-Chain Compression

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Here's an efficient method to implement varying degrees of side-chain compression for multiple tracks using only one Panorama device:

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• All the tracks except drums are sent to an Aux Send on the Centroid. Each track has its own Send value.

• The Aux signal is phase inverted with the Panorama device.

• The inverted signal is fed back into the main mix via the mixer's Aux Return.

• Since the return signal is phase inverted, it cancels the original signal and lowers its volume.

• By automating the main Aux Send knob you can create a volume pumping effect. The curvature of the automation segment defines the envelope of the pump.

• You can control the amount of pumping for each individual track by varying its corresponding Aux Send amount.

Open the track, solo each Centroid channel and vary its Aux Send amount to change the amount of side-chain compression effect. Open the green automation region and change the curvature of the segment to change the envelope of the effect.

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    André Michelle

    about 4 months ago

    Very cool idea!

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    nico

    about 4 months ago

    hey jordi! figured out a version of this method a couple days ago that lets you control the side-chain with a signal rather than being automated. not much different, but allows me to be even lazier! EasiER Side-Chain Compression (demo) let me know what you think!

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    YUKI (Hiatus)

    about 4 months ago

    that is a really cool approach, its AT science

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    Celcius

    about 5 months ago

    Yo man! That's fricking genius! :D

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      Jordi Moragues

      about 5 months ago

      Isn't it? Of course it's not mine. I found this trick in a production blog somewhere, I forgot where.

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    AudiotoolMan

    about 5 months ago

    Good

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    AudiotoolMan

    about 5 months ago

    Let's see :)

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