FL-Sidechain Compression: Sidechain compression is an interesting concept, you are basically using one sound to cut out another sound. Most people use this effect to ensure that a bass and kick don't play together but you could use it for anything you want i.e open hat stopping closed hat to get authentic drummer sound.
Assign bass to say FX3 and kick to FX4.
Add a peak controller on FX4. This will feed the compressor that you add in FX3. Unmute the peak controller as you want to hear the kick.
Add a compressor on FX3 and link the 'threshold' knob to the "Peak+Lfo" of the peak controller.
If this is done co...
Wolves of Manhattan: I nearly jumped out of my skin tonight when Doug poked me in the shoulderblade, forcing me to rip off my headphones to hear what he was on about. He said, "did you hear that?"
The headphones (obviously) would have made it somewhat difficult to hear anything except the output of the wav file I was about to convert to mp3. I had just finished yet another revision of 'Next Trip', now named 'Midnight Trip'.
So I struggled to make out what Doug wanted me to hear, as he tilted his head with one eye to the ceiling the way people do when they are straining to detect a surreptitious decibel. F...