ATKSidechainCompressor – new free dual channel compressor with side chain

July 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKSidechainCompressor, a free dual channel compressor with side chain plug-in for Windows and Mac.

I’m happy to announce the release of a side-chain stereo compressor based on the Audio Toolkit. It is available on Windows and OS X (min. 10.8) in different formats.

This stereo compressor can work on two channels, left/right or middle/side, possibly in linked mode (only one set of parameters), and can be set up to mix the input signal with the compressed signal (serial/parallel compression). The side chain channels can be used to steer the gain stage (the same setup will be used, right/left or middle/side).

The plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

FL Studio Guru | Sidechain Inputs and VocALign

June 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Enter the Giveaway –…

Setting up the VocALign plugin from Synchroarts.

C165a – new circuit modeled emulation of a VCA compressor

November 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SKnote has launched the C165a, a circuit modeled emulation of a VCA compressor with internal peak limiter.

C165a has been developed by measuring and testing a classic VCA compressor with a great sound and very simple to use. Its features have been extended including sidechain filters, a sample-aligned parallel mixing control and a limiter switch.

C165a features

  • Mono/stereo.
  • Auto mode for easy compression, punch and smooth sustain.
  • 4x oversampling for nice saturation.
  • Internal sidechain equalizer (low, mid and high bands).
  • Internal limiter with controlled distortion (for more punch, peak control or creative drive – switchable).
  • Sample aligned internal parallel compression.
  • Knee meter (leds) and in/out/compression meter.
  • Simple 3D interface.
  • From transparent compression to extreme punch, sustain and creative distortion.

The plugin is available for Windows and Mac (32/64bit, VST/AU/RTAS), priced at $29.99 USD.

Get it here >>

Logic Video Tutorial: Sidechaining the ES2 Synthesizer

October 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info:
“In this latest episode of Matt Shadetek’s Secret Knowledge series, our beloved Logic Pro course designer / instructor demonstrates how to use the side chain inputs in Apple’s Logic ES2 synthesizer to achieve creative modulation of a basic synth sound.”

Side-chaining Electribes thru Ableton Live

September 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One technique for doing side-chain compression on the Electribes using Ableton Live.

“Just wanted to share with you all my technique for doing side-chain compression on Electribes by running them thru Ableton Live. I use a combination of Audio and MIDI routing for a quick and easy effect.”

Ableton Live – SideChaining Ableton Live’s AutoFilter

September 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ableton Live sidechaining tutorial part 2: Auto Filter. Ableton’s compressor, gate, and auto filter all have side chaining capabilities. In this second part of a three part series, AfroDJMac will show how the sidechaining function on the Auto Filter works.

Music created with AfroDJMac’s Premium Ableton Live Pack:

Ableton Live Sidechain Compression and Sidechain Autofilter

December 22, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this series, facilitator Loudon Stearns covers five ways tracks can interact with audio effects using Ableton Live. The first installment, Sidechain Compression, shows how a compressor can be used to create an interaction between a synth and an acoustic bass part. The Post FX and Post mixer routing points are examined as well as compressor specifics.

The Second installment, Sidechain Autofilter, shows how Autofilter can be used to give an automatic interaction between two tracks.

More info here:…

More power to your Reaktor ensemble with 8080F

August 19, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SoulViaSound has announced the release of 8080F, a side chain filter ensemble with M/S processing, built for Reaktor 5 users.

It’s a creative tool perfect for pads processing but not only. You can use it whenever you want to modulate the cutoff envelope with an audio signal. With 8080F you can process only the stereo(side) signal or for example you can apply a low pass filter on the mono(mid) signal and a high pass filter on the stereo(side) signal while the cutoff envelope is modulated independent in the mono and stereo signal. The cutoff envelope is modulate by the difference between the side chain signal and the threshold settings with your attack and release settings.

All you have to do for feeding 8080F side chain is to send an audio signal in the 3/4 inputs from Reaktor 5. You can do this in your DAW (Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, Reaper, Pro Tools) or in to you NI Maschine software.You have independent controls for the both channels (L-Mono/R-Stereo) but you can also control the filter parameter in link mode. Just press the link switch and start tweaking the left parameters.

8080F for Reaktor 5 is available to purchase for 19.99 EUR.

More information here >>

Vintage Compressors: Sidechain & Ducking FX

June 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment

In addition to the lgendary vintage character sound, the Vintage Compressors have been updated with a sidechain input, for the well-known ‘pumping’ sound of modern club music. The VC 76, VC 2A and VC 160 are painstakingly accurate emulations of three of the most heavily-used compressors in studio history. Each has its own unmistakable sound, and thanks to added sidechaining and parallel compression.

More info:

Each of the three compressors has its own unique character and specific advantages:

  • VC 76: Workhorse compressor with a fast attack. Great presence, punchy, clear high end. Good for drums, vocals or stereo limiting.
    Find out more…
  • VC 2A: Smooth compressor with a silky, natural sound. Great on vocals, bass, pads and guitar.
    Find out more…
  • VC 160: Classic compressor for added attack and a subtle drive. Especially good on kickdrum, snare, bass or guitar.
    Find out more…


Sidechain compression in Ableton and Reaper

December 28, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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

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