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If you make dance music, then you're probably familiar with sidechaining - using the signal from one source as the input for an effect on another. The most classic example is the use of a kick drum to "duck" other sounds like a pad or bassline. While this is easy enough to accomplish in Live, there's even more that you can do with sidechaining - for example, using the sidechain option on Auto Filter to provide some rhythmic movement to a sound. In a new tutorial video, Ableton Certified Trainer Keith Mills demonstrates to do this:
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