Sidechaining: The Complete Guide

If you want to master Sidechaining, look no further.


Over 90 pages of in-depth content

Includes 12 easy-to-follow exercises

Carefully annotated screenshot walkthroughs

Taking you from beginner to advanced

THE most comprehensive and fully featured guide available


When people think of EDM production, sidechaining is one of the first things to spring to mind. But there's a whole lot more to this versatile tool than meets the eye, one that can be used in any genre of music.

Many producers think that sidechaining simply refers to a method of compression, but there are many more uses for this technique. When used correctly, these methods can greatly enhance your music production, not just in mixing, but right from the composition stage.

In this guide I go in-depth to explain every aspect of the method, as both an engineering tool and a creative asset. From start to finish, you're getting a complete A to Z course, from beginner all the way through to advanced.

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Topics include:

  • Detailed definition and explanation of sidechain routing and its uses

  • History of development

  • Routing methods including:

    • Auxiliary sidechaining with audio
    • Auxiliary sidechaining with MIDI
    • Direct sidechaining with audio
  • How to integrate sidechaining into your workflow

  • Organisational techniques for optimising speed and project functionality

  • Mixing with sidechain compression including:

    • Enhancing groove
    • Applying to effects
    • Working with transitions
    • Plugin solutions
    • Automation
  • Using sidechain routing as a creative tool including:

    • Plugin effects (Noise Gates and Filters)
    • Instruments (Synthesisers and Vocoders)
  • Complete list of all instruments and plugins in Logic Pro featuring sidechain functionality

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