SIDECHAIN is a collection of Ableton FX Racks each with a helpful tool for any time you want the classic sidechain compression or "ducking" in your track. Insert either the traditional singleband rack, or my special multiband sidechain rack, then sidechain the compressor inside the rack to your kick or trigger track. All the necessary controls are mapped out to macros to make your ducking life easy!

Pay what you want

SIDECHAIN is released as a Pay-What-You-Want set of racks. This means that you can download it completely for free, but if you'd like to pay a bit for the audio effect racks, it is always appreciated! 🙏🏻 I can't live without my SIDECHAIN effect racks myself and I wanted to make sure anyone could use them, no matter your budget. Still, a lot of time and resources have gone into making SIDECHAIN so if you can afford to drop a little in with your download I'd really appreciate it! I'd recommend $5 as a fair amount 🤘🏻

Minimum Requirements

  • The latest version of Ableton Live 10
  • Some presets require Ableton Live Standard or Suite
  • SIDECHAIN racks will not work with older versions of Live - you will get an error

What is in the download

  • 2 SIDECHAIN FX Racks, including multiband sidechaining!
  • Installation instructions are included with the download to help you get setup quickly.
  • 73.3kb Download Size


  • SIDECHAIN is 100% royalty-free.
  • Read more about the licensing of SIDECHAIN here.