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What is SIDE Chain - for audio or video production

What is SIDE Chain - for audio or video production

I've been ask in the comment of my youtube channel to do a video about this..
I'm happy that people gives me video ideas.. It shows interest and give me motivation to continue..

Here is one about side chain..
Let me know what you think ! ;)

FAQ

When to choose to use a compressor versus a VCA for the ducker

For the specific application of voice-over in videos, I almost always go for a VCA, as it tends to give greater clarity to the voice (particularly with male speakers). Of course, most compressors can be set up to act like a VCA, at least over the dynamic range needed for ducking, and the attack/release controls are usually more flexible in a compressor.

What is SIDE Chain - for audio or video production

Sidechaining a compressor for example, to duck music out of the way for speech - You send music through a compressor, but send the vocal mic into the sidechain. When the announcer speaks, the compressor pushes the music out of the way.

If you're looking for a real-world example, listen to the DJ talent on almost any radio station.

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Boswell Mon, 11/02/2020 - 04:48
Good one, Marco!

If you were thinking of doing any revisions to the video, it might be interesting to add examples of when you would choose to use a compressor versus a VCA for the ducker. For the specific application of voice-over in videos, I almost always go for a VCA, as it tends to give greater clarity to the voice (particularly with male speakers). Of course, most compressors can be set up to act like a VCA, at least over the dynamic range needed for ducking, and the attack/release controls are usually more flexible in a compressor.

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