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Cableguys release Nicky Romero Kickstart 2 - Instant Sidechain Effect


Cableguys and Nicky Romero have released Kickstart 2, a major update to their instant sidechain ducking effect.

Here's what they say:

Sidechain in seconds with Nicky Romero Kickstart 2 – the fastest way to get that signature sidechain compression effect.

Created by EDM icon Nicky Romero and Cableguys (makers of ShaperBox and HalfTime), you've heard the original Kickstart on tracks by David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Timbaland and many more A-list producers.

Now Kickstart 2 is here to keep your sessions moving forward with that same lightning-fast workflow, and new pro features. It's already in use by Zedd, CashMoneyAp (Migos, Roddy Ricch), Hardwell, Khaliq Glover (Prince, Justin Timberlake), and more.

Kickstart instantly solves the problem of clashing, muddled kick and bass. No more fiddling about with compressors – just drop it on any track to automatically duck the volume with each kick hit. All with rock-solid timing and ultra-clean response.

Go beyond 4x4 beats with new Cableguys audio triggering that follows any kick pattern. Use the new kick view and movable slope to lock kick and bass together like never before. Create space for your bass with the new multiband split.

Use Kickstart 2 for EDM, trap, house, hip-hop, techno, DnB – anything – and get tighter, punchier mixes that go effortlessly loud.

Cableguys "How To Use" Tutorial: YouTube.com/watch?v=q7zxZ0WMfp8

Nicky Romero Showcase: YouTube.com/watch?v=2Z-IQqgleVM

If you need a quick and easy tool for anything related to sidechaining, Kickstart 2 is your way to go. We are very proud of it and I'm sure you will enjoy this version even more than the first one.

Nicky Romero

Kickstart 2 Features:

  • Instant setup: Add Kickstart – get instant sidechain ducking with no setup, synced to your beat, in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1/1 timings.
  • Big Mix knob: Quickly adjust the strength of the sidechain effect to fit your mix.
  • 16 hand-crafted curves: Designed by Nicky Romero, Kickstart's now-classic sidechain shapes are the exact ones he uses to get tracks sounding massive in the club.
  • NEW: Movable slope: Just drag on the curve to fit your sidechain to any kick drum, of any length. No complex editing tools required.
  • NEW: Audio trigger: Kickstart can follow any kick drum pattern automatically, using new audio triggering from Cableguys. No longer just for 4x4 kicks, now you can use Kickstart for hip-hop, DnB, trap, pop and more.
  • MIDI trigger: Need custom rhythms? Program any sidechain pattern in MIDI.
  • NEW: Band split: Sometimes you want your sidechain loud, proud and pumping. But what if you need tight low end with no audible ducking? Pro mix engineers achieve this through "invisible" sidechaining – a technique where only the lowest frequencies are ducked. Now it's built right into Kickstart 2: just hit the Band button and your mids and treble will pass through untouched by the sidechain.
  • NEW: Kick view: See the kick and bass waveforms at the same time, on the same display, to get your low end locked tight.
  • Plus: Kickstart 2 is enhanced with a resizable interface (75-200%); VST3, AAX and M1 Native support; and Anti-click Trigger Smoothing. And it's even lighter on your CPU and RAM than Kickstart 1.




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