So most of us know the ducking trick with the kick and bass, sending things to "like" reverbs (ie vocal verb, drum verb, or just one for everything), but what else do you guys do? I'd like to learn some new skills. One I like to try is to set up a side-chain with a white noise generator and gate on the aux channel. It will be reading the snare. I low and high pass the white noise to get a smaller bandwidth, usually from around 250-5k. So the effect is when the snare hits, the white noise is generated. Gives a little more body to the snare. That trick I learned from a professor of mine. Some times I also use parallel processing to do a de-esser, which I think sounds a little better than my de-essing plug, and gives a lot more control.