Sidechain Effect (“Bounce Synth”)

The sidechain effect has been around for a good, long while. Here’s some background info for those of you who might be interested. Wikipedia: Dynamic range compression

There are a variety of ways to do this in LMMS. One LMMS artist (Spade) has a nice tutorial on how to make a sidechain effect using the Peak Controller.

Here, I have two other ideas for you to try out, with a demo/sample for you to download (at the bottom of this post). The first idea is to use the Automation Editor. The second is to use the Volume Envelope filter on the instrument you want the effect to be applied to.

Listen to an audio sample of the LMMS project:

Download this LMMS file and you’ll be able to see how it’s done.

Red Ambassador – Sidechain Example (Right-click and hit “Save As”)

Some things you should know how to do:

  • Connect things to an Automation track
  • Route and instrument through an FX channel
  • Create a melody with an instrument

Does some of this not make sense or you can’t figure it out digging through the sample file? Comment below!

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