If you are just getting into music production, this is a tutorial that should be on your radar!

Sidechain compression, generally refereed to as Sidechaining, is fundamental to getting a good mix. But, what is it? How is it done? What does the compressor’s parameters do to the sound? All these questions and more will be answered in this Productions Basics tutorial brought to you by Loopmasters.

While the video primary focuses on how to do sidechain compression and how tweaking the compressor’s parameters change the results there is also a brief discussion about when you might want to use this technique. Usually, this is used for music mixing to remove bass frequency conflicts between the kick and the bass. However, in more recent times, especially in EDM genres, the pumping sound that can result from sidechain compression has been used artistically as well.

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