A Question About Side Chaining Part Deux

#1

Howdy there y’all, so my question is in regards to how to achieve Transparent Sidechaining and some general questions about some Sidechain Techniques, as well as a question about the Range of how much dB people are ducking from their sound? I use Pro-Mb so I have a Range setting that I use and I’ll usually duck anywhere from -6 to -12 dB, does that sound about right like it should do the trick? Do I choose how much to duck by my ear until there is some clarity in the sound I want present (the trigger) without my other sound (the ducker) being ducked too much? I use the MMW method with a hard knee, 6:1 ratio, fastest attack fast release with the freeband so I can make it a quick response as possible, but ultimately I’m going for a smooth transparent Sidechain duck without it sounding like it’s breathing. Any advice is much appreciated!

#2

It is for sure an ear and taste thing. I am doing around that range but I may pull it down more depending. If it is bass to kick then I want to hear that kick transient and then that bass sound come right in afterwards (if the bass is lower than the kick). If the kick has a lower sub element and I want it to ring out I will play with the release time so that the bass comes in after that.