Monday, 13 October 2008
audiotuts has a nice, short little tutorial on using side-chaining compressors across FX busses in order to automate the volumes. This has the effect of lowering the effect level whilst your audio track is playing and then raising it back up again when the dry track is silent.
This works well on vocal tracks and help to prevent your vocals getting swamped with effects.
The tutorial was produced using Logic, but the same prinicples will transfer to any DAW.