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Chapter 13. Adding Effects to a Mix > Using Key Inputs for Side-Chain Processin...

Using Key Inputs for Side-Chain Processing

Many RTAS plug-ins let you set up side-chain processing. Side-chain processing occurs when an effect on a track is triggered by audio from a different track. The audio source used to trigger the effect is called the key input. In Pro Tools you can use any bus or input as the key input.

Side chains and key inputs are typically used with dynamic effects such as compressors and noise gates (although you can no doubt find many other creative uses for them). For example, a kick drum can be used as the key input to trigger gating on a bass guitar.


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