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In Nov '04 sound on sound issue, Darren Tate (UK trance producer) talks about compressed reverb on kicks.

 

He says that he doesn't use the Kick itself as the side-chain trigger but creates a MIDI pattern so that he he can control how the compressor fires against the drums.

 

He does this in Logic 7 ..... can anybody explain how he does this for me?

 

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....Darren Tate (UK trance producer) talks about compressed reverb on kicks.

 

You need the compressor insert in the *bus* that's carrying the reverb.

 

As well as one in the kick channel itself, of course, which will usually sound

quite dreadful without any dynamics !

 

Also, listen to the classic Scott Brown remix of Breeze and Styles' "Your Shining"

to hear this to good effect on the breaks.

 

Always good to talk to another trance man ! ! ! !

 

Stay cool.

 

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Ok ..... I've put my kick on Inst 1 and to keep it basic I'm using 'dance kick 1' on the ES2.

Now I've also put the Logic standard compressor on this channel to control the dynamics of the kick.

 

Now I've put a Logic compressor on bus 1 ..... along with a logic platinum verb ... in that order?

 

When I look into Compressor 2's (bus) side chain I can see options of Tracks/Inputs and Busses.

 

In my standard Logic default my Inst 1 is on Track 9 ........ do i side chain to this from Comp 2? or do I use the send to bus 1 from Inst 1? or am i right of Track .... excuse the Pun .....

 

Help!

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......Now I've put a Logic compressor on bus 1 ..... along with a logic platinum verb ... in that order?

 

Wrong order ! ! !

Reverb first. (The AVerb will do a nice job and uses less CPU).

Then Compressor.

 

Then you need another instrument. (See David's post back up about three ^)

 

It is the audio from this second instrument, generated by a MIDI region, that will provide you with the sidechain signal for the compressor.

 

It sounds more complex than it is !

 

The results are always worth it. You can fill the break opening with kick which has *life* but doesn't swamp out the mix at that point (when you probably want to hear the vocal break really clearly).

 

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask stuff again.

 

There is no such thing on this forum as a dumb question.

(I do occasionally give some dumb answers, but that's another story ........ )

 

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OK Guys .... Go easy on me ......

 

1, I now have my kick (es2) on INST 1 with a Comp in the insert.

 

2. I am sending INST 1 to BUS 1 which has on it AVERB & a COMP.

 

3. I now have a copy of my midi pattern on INST 2 with an ES1 (dry bass) and I think that i have to send this audio via the es1 side chain to the COMP on BUS 1.

 

 

Am I getting any closer????

 

Thanks

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