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How do I set up external sidechain in Ableton Live?

1. Create an AU “TrackPlug 5” instance on an audio track, or for VST, “TrackPlug 5 ExtSC”.
2. On another track which provides the sidechain signal, set the Output Type to the track containing TrackPlug.
3. Set the Output Channel of the sidechain track to “3/4- TrackPlug 5”.
4. Enable one of the dynamics modules in TrackPlug (Gate, Comp1, or Comp2), and select one of the “Ex …” sidechain options. You can click on the “Mon” button to hear and verify that the sidechain is set up properly.