Ok. Here is my version of simulating sidechain compress… Without any LFO envelopes and stuff and it’s working as it’s supposed to
First I built up a sidechain compress which would work only on mono track but after some sketching on paper I figured out how to work it out on stereo without having any effect on stereo balance…
No no no…
Its not about the bass and kick. In my example it’s not important at all.
Take a closer look again.
The signal of the kick is used to compress the signal of track ‘bee’.
The compression has no effect on kick. Kick comes out dry.
Should I draw it out to make it more understandable? I’m not very good in making words…
This basically compresses right channel by left bd channel and vice versa and uses gainers panning sliders to cancel the bd out of compressed stereo signals leaving compressed signal intact at opposite stereo channel. Bassdrum is sent originally with keep source enabled while compressed beehive-pad is sent source muted. Thus bd is dry and pad is compressed.
Oh … wow… ok I completely missed that. Sorry eeter, my bad … that is ingenious! I just can’t see myself using this on a regular basis because of the complexity =p … but it’s still a great proof of concept
He’s using the fact that the bus compression compresses using a mixed-channel signal… he puts the bass on the right and the kick on the left… then compresses it… and removes the kick by mono-izing only the right channel. He then does this for the other channel of each track.