How do i sidechaining The Drop ?

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  1. spacetime

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    Somone tried to explain this to me but a simple way of sidechaining with the Drop Filter VST still eludes me

    somone, explain, the drop has no sidechain input in ableton but the envelope is supposed to be triggered by sidechain, how does the magic work?
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    assume im an idiot while you explain
     
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  3. Matt777

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    Hey.. late to the party, you know - summertime & stuff ;) In case you didn't already figure it out yourself or If anyone else finds this useful, I think it goes like this. It's a concrete example, but start all "default".. give it a try and then you can change everything to your own liking. In your screenshot I don't like the LAG mode - this is when you want it velocity sensitive.. just change it to TRIG, play with env and so on. Let me know if it works for you or if you need other info...
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  4. spacetime

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    thanks for making it idiot proof, just how i like it

    this plugin is so seriously cool, if one does actually learn it...

    Not only can you sidechain with this, you can basically make a song from a continous high pitch sound and this alone

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    Id like to meet reality where im at, the suck level, enjoyable but inept and aware of it

    Even with the help of the manual and just watching another tutorial on send tracks, i dont fucking get it why A nd B give me different sounds when i dont even have return traks?

    Am i stupid, is this magic? Enlighten us o great ableton user so that i can do too great deeds with my skills
     
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  5. Matt777

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    Oh I must disappoint you.. I use Ableton when I'm in a "loopy" mood and now S1 for more "linear" music, which is what I do most of the time. So now I kinda suck at both (especially watching Live wizards on YT) :rofl:

    I don't exactly get which A and B do you mean. If you think the A/B on The Drop, that has nothing to do with sends/returns (might be confusing because of A, B,.. sends on Live). That is just a temporary storage. If you have something set up in The Drop, but want to try different settings, you can go to three yellow lines on the top bar and select "copy A->B". Then, if you press A/B it will take to B settings, change something and compare it with A (again by pressing A/B) without destroying your original setup..

    Or were you thinking something else? And yes, The Drop is a sexy beast, worth diving in.. can really impress the ladies! :wink:
     
  6. spacetime

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    No no, not the A/B on the drop but the send returns in Ableton, which are automatically named A and B but i dont have return tracks
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    Yes, the A/B of the drop is already binary and idiotproof, therefore i have gotten the hang of that one button


    Yeah the ladies really love my confidence, but after the initial smiling i have trouble wetting the panties with my declining social skills

    But i know how to sidechain now with the drop, which is worth more then sex!
     
  7. Matt777

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    Yp you have definitely something magic (or buggy) going on there. If you delete the B return CH also the B send knob should disappear (left). The same if you add a C return, a C send should show up (right) - unless the return CHs are somehow hidden..
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    I'd check the "health" of your Ableton if it behaves differently, without a reason..

    And try to keep sidechaining and your sex life at approximately the same level (gain staging ;)). Now this "side-chaining" started to sound kinky.. geee, I'm not into S&M ..yet,,, ffs! :rofl:
     
  8. Sylenth.Will.Fall

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    io button ?

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  9. spacetime

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    oooo iiiiii for got

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    S n R buttons merely hide the send/return tracks, i did not delete them..
     
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