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Sidechaining with Renaissance Compressor (Tip)

Dave Darlington

Dave Darlington

Composer, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Avicii, David Guetta, Sting, Oz

Tricks of the Mix: Find out how to bring that extra something to your mix using Waves plugins, brought to you by Waves Artists, Product Specialists and enthusiasts like yourself.

"Is your EDM kick getting buried? Take all the music tracks except the drums and send them to a buss. Pull up the Renaissance Compressor on this buss and point the drum track to the Renaissance Compressor Key Input. Use a fast attack and fast release, low ratio, and control how much the music ducks out of the way with the threshold. You can do the same thing with vocals – if they’re getting drowned out by something you can sidechain the vocal to that instrument to push it out of the way, but only when there's vocal material present!"

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