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Loki Fuego
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Joined: 05/31/2012 - 08:11
Side-chained pads

Want to have side-chained pads, but don't want to use compressor? Either in PCMSynth or Subsynth apply triangle LFO to volume with rate set to about 11 o'clock and depth set almost to max.

Jason
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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
Yes, the LFO's are tempo sync

Yes, the LFO's are tempo sync'd (different wave shapes shift the timing off a tad--- I find the SineWave keeps the modulation directly on tempo) BTW, you can automate-record (very very carefully on this one) to modulate different tempo-variants of the LFO --- My track "FarOffDream" showcases this feature quite well.

thehoopsbar
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Joined: 03/30/2012 - 21:29
what are side chained pads?

what are side chained pads?

Jason
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Joined: 03/23/2012 - 21:32
I think he is referring to

I think he is referring to modulating them (pads) using a compressor (side-chain-assigned) from another machine strip. ---- for example..... a 4-to-the-floor 909 kick --->compressor side-chained against the machine strip with a straight pad sound = pad sound gets compressed against the 909 kicking from he other machine...... you can achieve some cool effects like that. Charles Nichols did this on a few of his hard house grooves.....
However the OP's point here was to show that you can LFO that effect on its own in PCMsynth (be it filter or volume) sync'd to various tempo speeds in lines with the song tempo.
More than one way to skin a cat, as they say...

thehoopsbar
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Joined: 03/30/2012 - 21:29
jason if i said i understood

jason if i said i understood now i'd be lying but thank you for your efforts :)

mike
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thehoopsbar,

thehoopsbar,

sidechaining is like a word that is used because it sounds good. :) The simple fact of what it is, is like when a radio dj is playing music and then starts to talk and the music volume goes down (compresses). The dj's vocal track is said to be side chained against the background beats track.

So a side chained pad in the above example steps out of the kicks(dj) sounds for a split second so the kick can be heard above the pad(background beats). What the OP is talking about is instead of using a Compressor that does this by nature, you can simulate the "ducking" of the pad by using a cycle in the pad against the tempo of the track to lower the volume of the pad so it stays out of the way for the kick.

Anyway, once you get compression, you can make your tracks use a greater frequency range and not peak out.

Mike

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Joined: 03/30/2012 - 21:29
thanks Mike you have made

thanks Mike you have made that crystal clear for me :)