In pop music, sidechain compression has become one of the most used and most complex studio techniques to expose certain sounds like bass drums or synth hooks (One More Time by Daft Punk; 2000).

Sidechain Compression as a central dynamic processing can be used as a striking effect that strongly emphasizes individual sounds, but also as a subtle and complex tool to optimally complement tonal elements and to achieve a powerful, present production.


2000Daft PunkOne More Time
2010David GuettaSexy Bitch
2010Katy PerryTeenage Dream
2011Pitbull feat. T-PainHey Baby
2011Maroon 5Moves Like Jagger
2012David GuettaTitanium
2012Katy PerryFirework
2012Katy PerryPart Of Me
2013Pitbull feat. Christina AguileraFeel This Moment
2014Pitbull feat. KeshaTimber



"One of the most important things in mixes"

– Luk Zimmermann

"... suddenly, I could substancially optimize the groove [GER]"

– AndY.psilon