"Sidechain Sideshow"

"Sidechain Sideshow" [mp3 removed]

After watching a demo on how to make hard style bass using sidechaining in Reason I tried my own version of the effect, using the hardware compressor I bought pre-owned a few months ago. It's not a big deal: a drum beat in one synth plugged into the sidechain port automatically raises and lowers the compression on a sustained bass note so that it appears to throb or pump. It's basically another way to make a tremolo sequence. (The Reason demo went on to add midi-synced LFO filtering to get a "wonky" bass sound--I didn't do that here.) Anyway, the effect can be heard on the "chorus" part that comes in at :17. Not dramatic but it does deepen the sound of the synth.