clicksound while sidechaining a sample

i have a musical sample with a sidechain compressor on it. the comp is triggered by a kick drum. now just the sample runs as an intro and i want the sidechain working. but it makes click noises...


i already tried to change attack and release times without success...


and a second question:

isn´t it possible to freeze sidechained tracks??

third question:

will it be possible in the next version to group grouptracks to a new one?




kingkatalogas 7 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Ableton_David
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    You cannot freeze sidechained tracks because the sidechain effect depends on input from another track. One workaround for this is to group the track, put the sidechain effect(s) on the group track, and then freeze the original track. Note that you'll need to either have the sidechain effect at the end of your chain, or have more effects on the group track, in order for this to work.

    7 years ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    If you want to turn a side chained track or group to audio, you can simply bounce it to audio using the export audio-function. Select the part you want to turn into audio, then export audio and select the track that it is on. That's all.

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • ThE_NaSh_OnE
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    For the click sound, you can change the model to FF1. I don't know what it changes exactly, but it works for me most of the time...

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • stoersignal
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    try to play with the knee parameter!

    3.) don`t know anything about live 9 but you can ust route your group tracks to another audio track not to the master. that`s almost the same :-)



    6 years ago | 0 comments

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