I'm curious how I can utilize a track with kicks to duck a specific frequency band in my main track.

I can split the main track with Multiband Dynamics, and duck the middle band, but is there any way to simply route to a param like one of the EQ 8 points?

  • What version of Ableton Live do you got ?
    – JSmith
    Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 2:38
  • latest edition with suite
    – neaumusic
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 23:41

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One thing you could do is:

  1. Duplicate the layer you wish to do this on
  2. on one layer EQ everything EXCEPT the frequencies you want to duck
  3. on the other layer ONLY EQ the frequencies you want to duck
  4. side-chain your kick to the second layer (the one with ONLY the frequencies that you want to duck)

Let me know how it goes.

  • Just realized thats what chain in instrument racks is for XD thanks
    – neaumusic
    Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 3:32

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