02-19-2012, 21:00 PM
Hey guys, I am trying to really hone my mixing skills so I have two questions about compressors. (btw keep in mind that I use ableton)1. If I am using the sidechain feature on the compressor, I have heard that my attack should be set to 0.1 so that the sidechain starts immediately but I also heard that my release should be set to however many ms it takes for a bar (1 kick) to finish based on my tempo. So at 135 BPM that would be like 111 ms, would that be a set release I should always use then?2. My friend created a "sidechain ghost kick" for me which is basically an incredibly simple looking kick waveform, its generic and has no real resemblance to any kicks I use but he said to use it every time for my sidchaining since a lot of kicks have weird delay and sustain that could mess with the sidechaining. I have also heard sean tyas say this but I've seen other big artist like Mike Koglin just duplicate their kicks, what do you guys suggest?Thanks!P.S.: Is there any way I can make it so that I don't have to manually subscribe to every thread I write in?