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Sidechain Filters Explained: Compress Your Mix the RIGHT Way

Jun 24, 2024 | 8,453 Views

Learn all about sidechain filtering and how to add that perfect layer of compression to your tracks.

With the new side-chain filter in the SSL G-Master Bus Compressor, you can go beyond your compressor’s basic controls. Learn how to dial in the right amount of filtering without causing unpleasant pumping effects in your music.

In this video, Bradley Denniston shows you how to get started with a compressor’s side-chain filter. Learn what a side-chain filter is, when to use one, when not and how to quickly dial it in for perfectly transparent mix bus squeeze.

The new side-chain filter in the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor is one of many new additions introduced in Waves V15.

Video Chapters:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:36 What does a side-chain filter do in a compressor?
  • 3:27 Why use a side-chain filter in a compressor?
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