What Is Sidechain Compression? And How To Use It

What Is Sidechain Compression? And How To Use It

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor August 20, 2021

In mixing, you may have come across a form of compression called “sidechain compression” and had no idea what it meant. What is it and why is it useful? In this piece, we’re going to define sidechain compression for you in simple terms. We’ll show you some common uses, and point you to some examples of sidechain compression in the wild, so you can train your ears to recognize sidechain compression in action.

This discussion points out the detection circuits for the compressor in Neutron. Recently posted about the detection circuit in Ozone 9 as well.

Good things to know.

Recording Acoustic Guitar – Everything You Need To Know | Production Expert

Recording Acoustic Guitar – Everything You Need To Know | Production Expert

Acoustic guitar is a staple instrument across a variety of musical genres from Folk and Country through to Pop and Rock, so there’s every chance you are going to be recording one on a regular basis.

Here are our tips to help you get the best possible acoustic guitar recordings.

inserted image first, upload later

I believe the workflow is to

  1. Drag image from web page to body of post – this brings up the uploader window
  2. Make changes to metadata, etc.
  3. Upload the image
  4. Remove the image from the post
  5. Locate the image in the Media Library – drag to Featured Image box
  6. Post

Use Quick Reference Windows to View Multiple Parts of Scrivener Projects | Literature and Latte

Use Quick Reference Windows to View Multiple Parts of Scrivener Projects | Literature and Latte

A Scrivener project can be simple, with a couple of folders and files, or it can be quite complex, with chapters, scenes, character sheets, and research. The main Scrivener interface is designed to help you navigate and display these various elements, but the Editor generally only shows one item.

Sometimes you need to refer to other items in your project. You may want to keep tabs on your character sheets, either to ensure that your descriptions are consistent, or to add more information to them. If you store research in your Scrivener project, you almost certainly need to check details from time to time.

Now if I could only expose the internal tagging to the outside world…

Gain Staging – Does It Matter In The Box With Plugins? | Production Expert

Gain Staging – Does It Matter In The Box With Plugins? | Production Expert

You can easily do the same thing with plug-ins. Open an oscilloscope or frequency display in your DAW, set the plug-in’s input level (and output, if it has one) to unity gain, and send a sine wave through the device. Watch the output as you gradually raise the send level.

I can set up a test rig using MeldaProductions MOscillator and MOcilliscope.

  MOscillator tone – MOscilliscope – insert plug-in – MOscilliscope

Always good to measure.

MOscillator | MeldaProduction

MOscillator is an anti-aliased tone generator plugin with adjustable oscillator shape. It can be used as a testing generator for analyses or, thanks to the versatile modulators, for more advanced effects such as sub-bass enhancement.

 MOscilloscope | MeldaProduction

MOscilloscope is a powerful oscilloscope equipped with a pitch detector, which saves your time, because it just works…