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How To Use Sidechain Compression In FL Studio

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40 Comments

  1. Helmie

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    When I add effects to an instrument like reverb or delay the kick picks it up too! Someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
  2. phtm

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    2:19
  3. Tomasz Stroczkowski

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    I ddi everything like in this video but still i cant go up to assign no.1 to sidechain. I sidecained bass to kick and still nothing... Any ideas?
  4. Rohit Patel

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    thnks man helped alot
  5. Moe Darkwood

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thank you very much!
  6. Lucas Conway

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Best sidechain tutorial around!
  7. Mikke

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    I have a feeling that some of us will build something unreachable by guide of howtomakeemusic
  8. Americansikkunt

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Do I need to side chain every track to the kick?
  9. Jonathan W

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    do you know if there is a way to download FL studio pluggins only, not the actual program. cause I like there plugins but use a different record product for vocals...
  10. Jellow Erazo

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    thanks for this tutorial now I know how to side chain now :)
  11. Samuel Saia

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    hi, the tutorial is nice but I can't get the sidechain option on the mixer, just 'route to this track only'. I'm using FL 8. Could someone please give a hand?
  12. 余尿

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Mr. Law

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    I need that kick 27
  14. Elpida .G.

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thank u so much man!
    
  15. ZOH

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Easiest way to sidechain in FL Studio is by assigning your instrument on an empty FX channel & then add "GROSS BEAT" plugin & In the second box you'll see a tab which says "SIDECHAIN" tweak the curves to whatever sounds good to you. Happy music making! :)
  16. Arnie Man

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    A very clear and also beginner friendly guide once again. Thanks alot!
  17. Metemi

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Great video, thank you! One little mistake, in the last step of the Limiter adjustments before setting the sidechain input it's the 'Ahead' knob being set to 0.30, not the Threshold as the note accidentally says (Threshold was already set to -30 earlier on).  :)
  18. DeXtronic

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Isnt there an easier way?
  19. aymen ortashi

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
  20. slipperyphish

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    very helpful, u rule
  21. George Georgio

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    there are a few ways to sidechain. for instance what i sometimes do is route for example a bassline to a mixer track and manually draw the sidechain volume automation clip envelope and it works very well ;) 
  22. Andres Rios

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    why not grossbeat sidechain??? isn't easier ?
  23. samuel selin

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    very good
  24. Steel Atom

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    this might be a noob question but idc lol. is sidechain compression something different than the 'normal' sidechain or is it just the same but with more letters in the 'name'? :P
  25. Khaya Mqhayi

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Honestly, This helped me loads! All my tracks are plain, now after I learnt this in less than 5 minutes, its like I'm part of the Swedish House Mafia! haha thanks man!
  26. Callixte Girard

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    A thousand thanks man !
    Explained very well in the video, and giving the project file is en EXCELLENT idea.

    Marry me.
  27. Sean Lombana

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    is there a way to do this for an audio mp3 file?  I can only hear this affecting the extreme lower frequencies and kind of want a mid to high range effect going on for a beat.  Im kind of trying to get the 'chill vibes'/'late night' compression effect going on. I'd appreciate any help
  28. Roland James Anderson

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Superb video.. Anyone looking out for the highest quality high quality trainings via the web should get a peek at beat generals, they've tips using the styles of your most popular artists and even producers... 
  29. akshay desosa

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    the values u have shon are thy common to all elements
  30. kemo molotsi

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    i've learnt a tonne of things this week thanx to u Guys!
  31. Vincy Zed

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thanks man great job! :)
  32. basstrafficTM

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Awesome, thank you, I've been meaning to learn this for ages, didn't even know about the right click to assign sidechain, I always wondered how to get one channel into the other!
  33. Ghost Keith

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thank you mate! this is the easiest tutorial of sidechaining in FL Studio.
  34. Branislav Šetina

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    how do you mute the kick when sidechaining with limiter?
  35. Hausan Richardsen

    on February 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Thanks I've been trying to do that for 1 year now