Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to kcstudio)
Hey man, thanks for that. Ive watched it twice So I get the logic of it now and also how it cna be used in many different formats! So this guy talks about selecting Audio 2 from the side chain. If, like in this case, its a software instrument track how do you select that??? Looking forward to learning more. Thanks for your reply!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to Basser)
Well, then you select your instrument from the side chain menu to be the trigger. For midi controlled software instruments it's a little different.
From the Logic Pro 9 User Manual:
Knowing Where Different Plug-in Types Can Be Used
Keep the following in mind when inserting plug-ins into channel strips: Effect plug-ins can be placed in the Insert slots of all audio channel strip types (audio, instrument, auxiliary, output).
Software instruments can only be inserted into instrument channel strips. These channel strips feature an Instrument slot, directly above the Output slot, which is used for software instrument insertion.
Audio Units Generators can only be inserted into instrument channel strips.
Audio Units MIDI-controlled effects are inserted into the Instrument slot of instrument channel strips. The audio signal that you want to process is then selected via the plug-in’s Side Chain menu.
Here are also a few examples involving side chaining for different purposes…..
Have a nice day
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to kcstudio)
So I looked through those links and actually watched a Sidechain vid on youtube. So Im learning a bit more on the subject. I think if you wanna use Sidechaining for Software Instruments you need to Bus things from Compressor to Compressor?? Bus ing again is something Im tryna learn about. Anyway thanks for your help. Im still not getting it as sharp a I wanted but maybe with more tutorials it will click in!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to Basser)
Basser, would you care to elaborate a bit more in detail on what you want to achieve exactly?
Like: this Instrument has to be side chain triggered for this or that reason, to stand out or fit better, maybe to attenuate some freq bands……
Something like that.
Have a nice day!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to kcstudio)
No it was just a general query on exploring the subject of sidechaining. I write chart music and I just want to learn about these things so I achieve what I hear in my head rahter than being limited. For example if you listen to this instrumental writtin by Max Martin & Dr. Luke. They have super tight bass lines following the kick drum. This is the type of sound Ive been writing recently for Label pitch in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtBk6aUi6vw
I realise simply sidechaining wont acheive this but its obviously a vital tool for this type of production.
sorry for making u listen to a Britney Spears track but u did ask hahaha.
Thanks again for being so helpful I really appreciate it!