Speed up sidechaining
> Despite its negative reputation thanks to exaggerated overuse, sidechain compression can be an essential sound design and mixing technique when used in moderation – and the process can be streamlined via clever grouping and bussing.
Why not set up your chosen sidechain routing in your DAW template? Create an empty ‘SC’ group containing a sidechain-capable compressor, then create a second (inaudible) ‘trigger’ aux channel, and key its output into the compressor’s input. This way, you can send one or more signals to the silent ‘trigger’, and route any other channel into the ‘SC’ group for sidechaining.