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We made the Ableton Live SIMPLE GATE SIDECHAIN Plug-in in order to make our and Your music producer life considerably easier. Now You have Your Reverse Sidechain plug-in at hand when You need it!
BUT – what is that „reverse“ at a sidechain?
In general, a sidechain is the control of a sound source with the envelope or LFO of another sound signal. On the contrary, a reverse sidechain is the reversal of that envelope or LFOs of the used sound signal. Was that too complicated?! Then we’ll show You a typical example with sound and images in the next tab.
In any case – the possibility to reverse the envelope with just a „flip“ is something only our Ableton Live Plug-in offers. It is unique!
We use this technique to make mixes and beats more bouncy and dense. The plug-in helps to achieve a higher RMS level (average volume) of our tracks.
In short – the Ableton Live Plug-in boosts a process in the modern EDM and Future House Music and makes prior impossible tasks now possible!
If You always wanted to have the tightest sidechain effect to the envelope of Your kick, then You definitely need this Ableton plug-in. It works smoother, more flexible and way better than Kickstart by Nicky Romero, Cableguys VolumeShaper or the LFO Tool by XFER. (Works with Ableton 9.6 or higher)
So that the topic „sidechaining“ won’t become too abstract and complicated we’ll get to the ACTION and show You with a typical example, how the Simple Gate Sidechain will ease Your work.
Let’s start with a Kick and a Bass. Both follow a simple pattern – so in a recurring sequence. The kick hits the typical 4/4 rhythm. The bass plays a simple 1/8 pattern. Now we want to combine both sounds in a way, so that this simple groove will get a cool dynamic and more pressure. Let’s go…
STEP 1 – Programming Kick & Bass
Kick – 4/4 tact pattern
Bass – 8/8 tact pattern
RESULT – Step 1
We receive the following result by running Kick and Bass together. You can see and hear, that both signals fight with each other, but none of them is punching through the mix – no trace of dynamic yet!
Kick + Bass with Simple Gate Sidechain
STEP 2 – Bass with Simple Gate Sidechain
Now we put our Simple Gate Sidechain Ableton Live Plug-in on the Bass and choose the Kick as Sidechain Trigger signal to create more space for the Kick in the playback.
Bass with Simple Gate Sidechain
RESULT – Step 2
When You combine both signals again, You’ll notice quickly, that the head starts to bob back and forth slightly. Now Kick and Bass found their right spot in the sequence. We’re on the right track! However we’ll visually notice, that a transient is generated in the transition from „Kick-Tail“ to „Bass impact“, which is harder/louder/higher than the „Pick“ of the Kick. It is our goal to put the impact of the Kick as dominant element into the foreground!
Kick & ONLY Bass with Simple Gate Sidechain
STEP 3 – Kick with Reverse Simple Gate Sidechain
How do we get rid of the unwanted transients now. It’s fairly easy – just like this. We put a new instance of the Simple Gate Sidechain Plug-In on the Kick. Now we apply the flip, in other words the Reverse Sidechain. We again use the Kick as a Trigger – in this case through the reversal, to be more exact, the reversed envelope of the Kick. Now we shorten the swinging phase of the Kick-Tail until the unwanted transient disappears.
Kick with Reverse Simple Gate Sidechain
RESULT – Step 3
In the result of step 3 You can finally see and hear, that the kick and bass perfectly interlock. Through balancing of the wave form of kick and bass, the groove instantly achieves a healthy average volume (RMS Level) for a DYNAMIC and LOUD Banger.
Kick + Bass mit Simple Gate Sidechain
If You listen to and look at the starting point and end result of our little sound example, You can already notice a considerable difference in both recordings. With this result, we can now continue to build the track further …
Kick + Bass both without Simple Gate Sidechain
Kick + Bass both with Simple Gate Sidechain
NOW TIME FOR ACTION
Voilà! You’ve seen how easily and quickly Your beats can develop a whole new dynamic. That is awesome. Now it’s Your turn. Register for the newsletter and receive our SIMPLE GATE SIDECHAIN Ableton Live Plug-in as a gift for free. In only a few minutes You can pimp Your tracks with Your new Plug-in!
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You need the current release of the Ableton Live (Version 9.6 or higher) and Your computer should have the following technical requirements:
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Vielen Dank guys, this is very useful!Daniel Chalyan
Wicked- just what i was looking for!reinlaender
Need a simple sidechain?Michael Otten
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If you are looking for quick and easy sidechain ducking with Live stock devices, don’t look any further.Hauke Frederik Pengel
Why just YET?! Much appreciated!frank simons
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