Time based effects can sound great “filling in the gaps” between notes but the more you use, the mushier and more distant things sound. You can of course automate them but effects like the AIR Dynamic Delay offer a different way to keep the effect out of the way while letting it come up in level to fill those gaps.
Side Chain Compression
Lots of people use a compressor to control the level of time based effects by side chaining them against the dry signal. While this works it’s awkward to control precisely. There is a better and cleaner way. Find out more in this premium tutorial.
Whilst on the subject of ducking and side-chain compression, it is an area that can be confusing, with people talking about one when they mean the other. You might also want to check out this Expert Tutorial…
Do you know the difference between ducking and side chain compression? They are different. Do you understand negative compression ratios? If you don’t, why not find out? Watch this!
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