Get creative with side chaining in Logic Pro. Mike Watkinson shows two different ways to set this up, with the focus on using this imaginatively in your musical projects.  
Select the percussion track as the side-chain input to the noise gate
Adjust attack, hold and release times to tailor the shape of the resulting string notes
The software instrument track connected via a bus to an aux track - this will be muted
The bus shows up as an available input to the side-chain
Adjusting the velocities of notes will make the gate response change

Mike has been obsessed with music software since he first saw Fairlight's Page-R, and has tracked its development through his work as a performer, composer and producer. As a writer he has contributed articles to Sound On Sound since 1999, and currently writes their Apple Notes column. As well as being a certified Logic Pro and Pro Too... Read More


Gary Hiebner
Nice article Mike!

Can definitely see how this can come in handy in some electronic dance styles, such as some of the trance dance styles.

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