Creative sidechaining in Ableton Live made easy

Get to grips with Ableton Live 10’s sidechain possibilities.

Sidechain is a key feature in a lot of modern music – the ‘pumping’ effect you get every time a kick drum hits is thanks to sidechain compression. But, it’s possible to use sidechain in a multitude of ways in Ableton Live 10, due to the inclusion of the feature across its devices. This week’s Ableton Live Tutorial video shows you how to get creative with sidechain to create rhythmic effects with filters, gates and more. Liam O’Mullane will be your host, as usual, guiding you through the process of getting this included in your tracks.

Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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