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Madeon says on the Cableguys website: "VolumeShaper is my most used plugin — I have an instance on practically every channel of every song I produce, for sidechaining using MIDI triggers. The curve system allows for quick, precise and smooth envelope creation. It's definitely the most powerful and versatile option I could find for sidechaining purposes." — Madeon on sidechaining his tracks (source [here](http://www.cableguys.com/volume-shaper.html))more
When adjusting character of my kicks, the Volume Shaper 4 proves to be the solution for me.
I can adjust the character in different bands. So if i want the lows to be more dynamic and i want the mids and highs to be intact, i can separate the kick in different bands and adjust the character from there.
Honestly it beats the c*** out of Nicky's "Kickstart" and also the "LFOTOOL"