Side Chain Compression in Ableton Live 8 – Part 2

In Part 1 of this tutorial which can be found here, we examined a couple of uses of side chain compression and demonstrated how this method can assist and enhance your mixing experience. Specifically, we looked at how we can sidechain a single signal and also used an effect rack on a return channel and a neat Utility plugin trick to apply compression to multiple signals.

In Part 2, we are going to examine two ways of ducking only a selected frequency range and also how to compress a “busy” signal. The Ableton Live version being used is 8.0.9.

Tutorial available in Audio Tuts+ website.