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Old 2012-11-16, 13:36
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Sidechaining with the SSL Mixer

Hi, i need to sidechain the bass drum with the sub bass, how do you do this on the ssl? I tried following a tutorial but it doesn't seem to work, the external sidechain key doesn't want to turn on gahhh. Please help!
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Old 2012-11-16, 13:56
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Hi, i need to sidechain the bass drum with the sub bass, how do you do this on the ssl? I tried following a tutorial but it doesn't seem to work, the external sidechain key doesn't want to turn on gahhh. Please help!
What following tutorial?? And I'm guessing you want to duck the subbass with the kick??What you do is, create a audio splitter for the kick (or sound you want to be the ducker). Connect the output of the kick to it. Route one (L+R pair) output back to where the kick output was first going. Then route the next one (L+R pair) into the "Dynamics" input on the back of the SubBass (or the sound you want to duck) "Mix Channel". Now enable the "Gate" in the SSL for the SubBass (sound that is being ducked). Play with the knobs concerning the gate, particulary the "Thresh" and "Range" until you see compression is happening (via the meter above the "Gate Section". This should pulse with the kick (or sound that is ducking the Sub). Now fine tune the "Gate Knobs" to taste. Cheers SideChain Compression ala SSL
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Old 2012-11-16, 14:15
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What following tutorial?? And I'm guessing you want to duck the subbass with the kick??What you do is, create a audio splitter for the kick (or sound you want to be the ducker). Connect the output of the kick to it. Route one (L+R pair) output back to where the kick output was first going. Then route the next one (L+R pair) into the "Dynamics" input on the back of the SubBass (or the sound you want to duck) "Mix Channel". Now enable the "Gate" in the SSL for the SubBass (sound that is being ducked). Play with the knobs concerning the gate, particulary the "Thresh" and "Range" until you see compression is happening (via the meter above the "Gate Section". This should pulse with the kick (or sound that is ducking the Sub). Now fine tune the "Gate Knobs" to taste. Cheers SideChain Compression ala SSL
cheers, will try that! The tutorial i saw said to take the insert fx from the kick drum to the sidechain on the sub bass and then turn it on at the sub bass compressor on the ssl. Didnt work!
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Old 2012-11-16, 14:59
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this is the one i tried http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS9i5...eature=related
didnt work for me!
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Old 2012-11-16, 15:02
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cheers, will try that! The tutorial i saw said to take the insert fx from the kick drum to the sidechain on the sub bass and then turn it on at the sub bass compressor on the ssl. Didnt work!
You can route the insert fx output (on the back of the Mix Channel) directly to the SubBass, but then you will not be able to hear the kick, because the output is routed to the SubBass. This is why you need the audio splitter, so that one can act as the trigger and the other as the sound output for the kick.

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Old 2012-11-16, 15:36
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Old 2012-11-16, 16:30
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good stuff!
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Old 2012-11-16, 18:03
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If you're interested it other options, you can use sends as a side-chain ducking system which allows multiple tracks to be ducked by multiple other tracks (kick and snare ducking bass and pads, for example).
https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/...d.php?t=158639

You can also do "Spectral Side-Chaining" with this brand new Combi:
https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/...19&postcount=6
Spectral Side-Chaining means that the same frequencies of the 'trigger' are ducked on the destination. Use it to duck the low frequencies of a bass track with the same frequencies of the Kick, so you don't end up ducking ALL of the frequencies as one. Kinda like multi-band ducking, but with 16 bands in this case!
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Old 2012-11-16, 18:52
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Selig!! When u offer a Reason course let me know!!
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Old 2012-11-16, 22:25
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If you're interested it other options, you can use sends as a side-chain ducking system which allows multiple tracks to be ducked by multiple other tracks (kick and snare ducking bass and pads, for example).
https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/...d.php?t=158639

You can also do "Spectral Side-Chaining" with this brand new Combi:
https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/...19&postcount=6
Spectral Side-Chaining means that the same frequencies of the 'trigger' are ducked on the destination. Use it to duck the low frequencies of a bass track with the same frequencies of the Kick, so you don't end up ducking ALL of the frequencies as one. Kinda like multi-band ducking, but with 16 bands in this case!
topman! will look into these!
 

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