Ableton Live Tutorial: Sidechain Compression

Learn this key production technique used by acts like Daft Punk, Madeon and deadmau5
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Learn this key production technique used by acts like Daft Punk, Madeon and deadmau5

What is sidechain compression, or sidechaining? Used famously by Daft Punk and other early electronic music pioneers, sidechain compression is the process of using the output of one track to control the action of a compressor on another track. 

...What? Trust us, it can make your track sound insanely good. Magnetic Magazine's resident Ableton expert, Tyler Robinson, gives you a quick tutorial on the art of sidechain compression in the above screencast. 

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