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Side chaining is the shit.

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Loren Littlejohn, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. kev

    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    Ah i think i see, so for instance- would a valid application of this be to duck the rhythm guitars slightly for when a guitar solo kicks in? I've always been using the dreaded read/write functions for this type of thing so far.
     
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    I would never do that...Treat a solo like a vocal..automate it.
     
  3. kev

    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    Aye, have heard of such things happening before though. But thats aside from the point :)
     
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    I would disagree here: especially when you are compressing/limiting hard on your 2bus, ducking the rhythm guitars a bit can make your solo stand out, while at the same time you retain overall level of the track.

    I'd probably just automate the rhythm guitar though, as I love automation and don't think it's too much of a hassle to use ...
     
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    I'd have to agree. What I tend to do is cut up the rhythm guitars for the solo section and then just turn the gain down on that 'block' of audio. Saves me automating anything, and the volume drop is fully customizable. It works great during some sections. There are some solos that just sound better when they're allowed to breathe a bit... Andy has seemingly done this on a few mixes.
     
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    I remember him saying before he brings the rhythm guitars down like 1-2db during leads to make the leads stand out more.
     
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    It certainly beats fighting with your limiters to get the leads through the mix!
     
  8. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    This thread has turned kickass.

    Any other uses for sidechaining?
     
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    No, but it can do wonders for a dull snare to do the exact same thing with some filtered pink noise.
     
  10. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    Hmm sounds interesting. So a little pink noise in the snare sounds good?
     
  11. Deaf Ear

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    Well you can filter out the spectrum that you don't want in there. You can give a dull snare the appearance of having a nice snare wire sound if you do it right. Liven it up a bit. Here's a real quick example I threw together for you of what I'm talking about. I've included the "shaped" noise, the snare, and then combined them.

    http://www.sneapforum.celtiaproductions.co.uk/DeafEar/Snare.wav
    http://www.sneapforum.celtiaproductions.co.uk/DeafEar/Noise.wav
    http://www.sneapforum.celtiaproductions.co.uk/DeafEar/Combined.wav
     
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    that my friend is a cunning plan.
    a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel
     
  13. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    That sounds cool to my ears. Hmmm...

    Nice ideas guys. :headbang:
     

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