Instrument ducking with Logic Compressor
12:07 To help the drums pop out of the mix, Matt routes his synths and other instruments to a bus with a compressor inserted, the sidechain of which is keyed off the kick and snare. “Bus 2 is my go-to ducking bus, so I’ve added these other sounds to it. It’s all feeding through and you’re getting this ducking sound.
“I quite often use the Waves compressor for this, but here I’m just using Logic’s Compressor. All my synths and keys are running through it.”
“Traditionally, I’ve mixed all my records myself, and I get them to a pretty good state”