Use the Sidechain Modulator In Razor
You are probably familiar with side-chaining, you route a kickdrum to a compressor and get some pumping bass sounds, right?
But side-chaining has a lot more uses, let’s check out one of Razors build in features.
When you open up Razor you see a section at the bottom where all your modulation lives.
You find your envelopes, LFO’s and your delays.
All the way to the right you have an additional box where it says ‘sidechain’, you can choose between two different modulators here and you have a big knob that says ‘amount’.
You can choose this modulator on anything that you want, try it on the filter for example!
Just click on the grey circle bellow the cutoff knob and select ‘sidechain’.
After you have set an amount for the cutoff knob you need to define your sidechain controls.
By default these are ‘envelope two’ and ‘LFO two’, you can leave these in place for now.
Now this is important: The upper modulator scales the amount of modulation at which the second modulator modulates the target, you might want to read that again..
In other words, ‘envelope two’ defines for how long ‘LFO 2’ will modulate the filter cutoff.
If you give this envelope a long attack the amount of modulation will slowly increase till it reaches either the sustain or the decay stage of the envelope.
You can use this module for a lot off different stuff, try it on filters, pitch, effects, reverb paramaters, anything you want!
And let me know if you’ve found some cool new tricks!