In this instalment I discuss sidechaining in the FL Studio Mixer. Sidechain sends were introduced with FL Studio 9, so if you are using an earlier version, time to grab an update.
Download the project shown in this tutorial here in Looptalk, I have added some extensions to show the effect of the sidechain more clearly.
In this tutorial I explain what sidechaining is and how it works in the FL Studio Mixer. I sidechain a KICK to Fruity Limiter and use that to pump the volume of a PAD sound (sustained chord) routed through Fruity Limiter.
NOTE: Sidechaining is just another term (and use) for multiple-input effect plugins, FL Studio supports both multiple-input and multiple-output plugin instruments and effects.
Other uses for multi-input effects are things like vocoding, see Vocodex or Mid/Side stereo encoding or decoding, see Fruity Stereo Shaper.
Of course, the most common use is seen in multiple-output instruments like FPC or Slicex, where you can route each drum pad or slice to a unique mixer track for separate effects processing.