Using The Side-Chaining Multitrack Editing Enhancement in Audition CS6

Audition CS6 is a program well-equipped to serve any of your audio-edited needs and desires. One specific enhancement the program offers is called the “Side-chaining” multitrack editing enhancement. This allows you to adapt the settings on an effect using the the output from one effect or piece of audio. For example, if you want to edit a piece of audio so that its entrance is dipped and conclusion is faded out, you could use this tool to automatically make your adjustments.

This tool gives you the option to avoid using the technical method of clicking and dragging and adding control points in the envelopes by using the “Command-Z” option. 

In order to initiate the “Side-chaining” option. First, you must click under “Amplitude and Compression Settings” and put on “Dynamic Processing”, as shown below. 


Then under Presets, at the top of the screen, choose the “Broadcast Limiter” button. This button is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen next to the left of the “Help/Information” button, as shown below.


After that, you simply set up the control as a “Stereo side-chain”. 

Then in the Mixer you want to expand the “Sends” and choose to add the side-chain option and the side-chain effect you just created. Once you added the side-chain you can preview the effect and listen to how it sounds.

Overall, adapting the settings on one effect using the output volume, the amplitude, from a piece of audio can be a simple task! Hopefully, these steps give you a nice starting point to create your audio masterpiece!

~ Amber McAteer

~ by aleigh260 on October 14, 2012.

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