Sidechain compression was traditionally used in radio as a means to ‘duck’ volume levels of a track for the presenter to talk without interference. This technique got into the hands of us producers and is now a common trick in electronic music. In this week’s Logic Tips series Jono Buchanan explores the techniques in Logic Pro X, and alternative ways to implement the technique.
In our Logic Pro Tips series, MusicTech’s Logic expert Jono Buchanan breaks down music production on Apple’s professional DAW. Other episodes posted so far include:
- Introduction to insert effects
- Auxiliary sends broken down
- How to use Apple Loops for inspiration
- Automation basics
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Understanding Latch mode automation
- Three automation tricks
- Auxilliary automation tracks
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with tons of experience under his belt. He’s a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, teaching BMus Year 2 Dance Music project for Electronic Music’s Principal study course. Outside of that, he also produces and composes for various projects and writes reviews for MusicTech magazine too. He now also makes awesome weekly tutorials for Logic Pro X!