Year / Date of Issue: 03.2015
Developer site: www.kickstart-plugin.com/
Format: VST, AU
Bit depth: 32bit, 64bit
System requirements: VST Host
Description: Nicky Romero – Kickstart is the fastest way to get a sidechain effect on your track. Nicky Romeroo and Cableguys have designed this all for you. Forget complicated routes with compressor, just add Kickstart.
Sidechain is one of the basic techniques for producing dance music, as it is one of the vital techniques for “swinging” the melody. Nicky Romero has tried to make it easier to implement. The Dutch DJ / producer announced this week that he has completed development of a new Kickstart plug-in that can be used as sidechain compresses akin to Dada Life’s Sausage Fattener distortion. While the Kickstart idea is far from revolutionary, the plugin offers 16 easy-to-use modulating curves and clean / dirty control in the mix, which can be useful enough for budding producers to understand the concept of how the effect works.