Ableton Questions and Answers

Explain “side chain compression” in Ableton live?

Side-chain compression is basically using another signal to engage a compressor to attenuate the signal (bass) you are compressing.  Typically you are trying to do that with a kick drum.  It allows you to have two signals compete for the same frequency range.  On doing so, it will feel that beats are glued with each other overall mix sound nice.