We all love sidechaining, don’t we? Who doesn’t sidechain their bass lines by putting a compressor on it and have it triggered by the kick drum? It’s a very effective way to separate these parts and it cleans up your mix.
But what we sometimes don’t want is losing the punch and attack of a bass line. What happens is that if you need to sidechain quite heavy, that it can affect the transients, most notably in the mid- and higher range of the bass sound.
Here’s a really simple method we use a lot, to separate the kick & bass parts by sidechaining, without losing the punch of the bass. Continue Reading →