Sidechain compression in Ableton and Reaper
Here is a great tool for mixing your songs, especially when there are sound or frequency conflicts. This saves you from having to do ridiculous amounts of volume automation.
This tutorial covers how to use side-chain compression in Reaper using a free VST synth (Crystal) and Reapers built-in compressor (ReaComp). It specifically covers:
- The routing needed to side-chain compress
- How to adjust your compressor for the desired effect
You can download Crystal at greenoak.com/crystal/