Ring mod side-chain

Just heard about this for the first time on modwiggler.

Did some background check, here's a few links:

But am I doing this right?

Sounds promising...


  • Btw the “am I doing this right” question was rethorical

  • so its just sidechain ducking but one of the signals has a ring mod on it?

  • Basically what I took from it is having a full-rectified, inverted version of the SC source (the kick) ring-modulate (multiplied bt) the SC destination (the bass, although I used a loop).

    I may have it wrong, though, and I’m still trying to figure out how this can be of any use, for SC and/or sound mangling

    I was hoping someone who is familiar with the technique could chime in

  • edited October 2023

    weird demo video,

    the sound is so aggressive I can't tell what is going on ^^ 🤷🏻‍♂️

    being weird & aggressive seems to be the point if you use ringmod, I guess?

    im not a fan of side chain anyway, its just kick & whatever, arrange notes and decay times so they dont make a mess. 😋

    a funky drummer and a bassist dont need to be side chained. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    i dont know it makes this weird cookie cutter music every time the kick hits. its a craze that got popular the last 20 years and now everything sounds the same. 😈so I avoid that. 😉 /rant

    its kind of brute force for I dont know how to arrange things, let the tec do the job for me? 🤷🏻‍♂️

    at least the kick is banging, so the xtc heads on the dance floor won't complain. 😂😈

  • @lala yeah I hear you. The video already starts from pretty distorted sounds, I thought at first that it was the technique, but no, it seems the whole point is keeping the level below 0dB which multiplying by a 0 to 1 signal will do

    Anyway I don’t think there is much more to see here. I was just curious

  • edited October 2023

    @lala I also have relinquished SC kick/bass to “old techniques I used to think were cool at the time” status 😅👍

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