Nicky Romero collaborated with Cableguys to create a sidechain compression plugin. In a video he talks through the features: "We have the wet button… then we have the different presets. I made custom presets to make sure that you can work easily, nice and fast, on different kinds of instruments and different kinds of frequencies in your mix. Whenever you make a kick-bass, it's always tricky to do the right sidechain. It's hard to get it right, to get the punch, to make sure that it keeps tight and that it sounds punchy in the club. The most important thing is that the kick has space to breathe."more
In this photo, Jay Hardway can be seen in front of his MacBook, which shows his open DAW session. The Nicky Romero Kickstart Sidechain Compression Plugin can be seen in the upper left corner of his screen. This photo was posted by [Burak Yeter](https://equipboard.com/pros/burak-yeter) on his Facebook in November 2014.more
I use it to sidechain for house and complextro, but for dubstep I use Logic Pro's built in compressor because the kick is not in one set place, and I like to have the bass duck every time the kick is played, so it is better to use a traditional compressor rather than a sidechain plugin in dubstep
Devin uses the Nicky Romero Kickstart Sidechain Compression Plug-in for most of his sidechain effects in most of his songs alongside of the Gross Beat.
Talk about side chaining made easy this plugin breaks it down and simplifies side chain .Instead of spending long procedures trying to side chain while you could be making more melodies this plugin allows you to quickly side chain and control how much side chain you need in a few seconds. Time saver
From the moment I bought this product, I have loved it. Nicky Romero and the Cableguys made a great plugin! In this plugin, you can choose from 16 different patterns, edit the overall mix, and move around the patterns to make you own unique style. All in all, this plugin is worth it for $15.
Sidechain compression is used to rhythmically change the volume of audio channels to provide space and definition. And only then, your kick drum and bass will stand out. Kickstart has a big Mix control, 16 hand-crafted modulation curves, a precise oscilloscope, and can run synced or retriggered via MIDI, with loop and one-shot modes all available.