Last week I showed you an ultra-detailed tutorial about all the cool ways that you can trigger sidechain compression in Propellerhead Software’s Reason (affiliate link). Now that you know how to use sidechain compression though, I want to help you think about some creative ways that you can use it to further your sounds.
This guide includes a lot of really cool, unique sidechain compression effects. These techniques should work in most versions of Reason.
You’ll learn how to:
- Sidechain reverb for a rhythmic pumping effect
- Create a free dynamic equalizer
- Duck multiple instruments at once
- Throw sidechain compression on a delay for other worldly effects
Now without further ado, here’s an in-depth exploration of all the cool things that you can do in Reason with sidechain compression.
Did I miss any? What creative ways do you use sidechain compression in Reason?
If you're looking to do even more creative sidechain effects, consider checking out some other great compressor plugins.
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