Typically you use a compressor right in the VO track or in a VO Sub or VO AUX to make your VO guy sound thick and powerful In an old post I showed you how my VO sub looks and compression, EQ-ing and limiting is an endless topic to me.  We @ benztown do adjustments in our settings almost ever second week and you can always find a better, tougher, punchier and more brilliant sound in comparing various compressors and presets. Today I want to show you how compressors with a sidechain function work as a volume adjuster. Save time, make your VO cut through! Enter the Sidechain Prince Pt 1:

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  1. chuck says:

    great blog! only thing is the vid is so small you can’t see the text.

  2. Make it full screen :)…left next to vimeo

  3. Pete says:

    So coooool! This is actually “ducking” live in the mix! I must try it asap 🙂
    Thanks for another awesome video!

  4. why not “duck” the mids only, much less obvious !
    we duck the freqs where the voice lives … cuts through, but still sounds inbedded in the music …
    … just a tip from the dogs 🙂
    woof woof !

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