OK, i wanna use sidechain compressors (and i use them already, lol) in renoise to drop the level of the bassline and/or pads, when kick drum hits. I saw some tutorials how big boys do that in Logic and usually there comes a separate track with kick drum and sidechain compressor with send option and it’s being muted, so it only gives the signal but is not heard. This doesn’t work in Renoise, if i mute the kick, sidechaining doesn’t work, the problem is that there are some patterns where i have no kick drum playing, but i still want to have that pumping bassline as like it was a mutet kick drum track to send sidechain compressor’s impuse to the bassline track’s sidechain compressor’s receive channel
i´ve really tried a lot sc in renoise recently, got some good tips from here, too!
i have to say, if you want to “duck” the volume of your bass track, just duck the volume and use the AUTOMATION! it´s the easiest way and very cpu friendly.
if you need more control over your volume envelopes; the lfo technic comes in my mind, also resampling the bassline and using the instruments volume envelopes can give good results.
as plug ins i have tried out: sidekick3 and db audioware sc compressor…sorry to say that but sidekick didn´t work at all for me?!! the audioware compressor can be tweaked to give good results but eats up most of my cpu power.
Exactly. I add a gain after the SC and set the volume to INF. That way I mute the actual sound,
but the signal is still being processed in the sidechain compression, resulting in that typical sound on
what you sidechained, but without the (I presume?) kick.