Thanks JHP, that is very helpful
I use Sidechaining a lot,
Another tip - People always felt that The same kick drum should be copied and used to trigger the Sidechain, so that the identical waveform is triggering the compressor and (in theory) the sidechain should then neatly behave in direct opposition to the Kick drum, hence ‘moving everything out of the way of the Kick Drum’
More flexible to trigger it with a very short signal (closed hi hat)you can then trweak the release, attack, hold etc to get the desired effect, you must make sure any sidechin trigger is ’ perfect’ perfect timing perfect length of each note, and all at the same velocity or volume.
Sidechaining is heavily used in this (link) track as an effect to deliberately ‘Pump’ the rhythm and some bass elements, and make the track sound more dynamic.
But - It would be very helpful if Steinberg would include a ‘Sidechain ready’ compressor that people can just get going with the necessary set up in place, apologies if there already is one (dont think there is)
Another Tip - Sidechaining isnt always the answer people just think it is!