2 Minute Ableton Tip #13: Sidechain Compression

Get Tracks Interacting with Each Other Using Side Chain Compression

For the next few 2 Minute Ableton Tips we will be exploring sidechaining.  Side chaining is a very effective way to get your tracks to react to each other.  I wrote an article about sidechaining for Sonic Scoop’s blog, check it out for some background and creative uses.  Anyway, Ableton Live has three devices that can be side chained together: The Compressor, The Gate, and The Auto Filter.  This week will deal with the Compressor.

Be sure to check back next time as we discuss side chaining the Auto Filter!