Instant sidechain compression
The fastest way to achieve that
sidechain compression effect.
For PC+Mac, 32/64bit, VST/AU
€10 / $15
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What's it all for?

Sidechain compression: no top-notch EDM, house or R&B production can do without. Kickstart is the fastest way to get that signature sidechain effect in your own tracks.

Nicky Romero and Cableguys got it all laid out for you. Forget complicated compressor routings, simply drop Kickstart on your channels—a big Mix control and hand-crafted modulation curves get you started.

You can use Kickstart in any VST or AU sequencer such as Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, Fruity Loops, etc

For PC+Mac, 32/64bit, VST/AU

Details: 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.


So who made Kickstart?

Kickstart was created by plugin developers Cableguys and DJ/producer Nicky Romero.

Nicky Romero, the breakthrough star with the bulletproof work ethic, is credited as a driving force behind the fantastic health the EDM scene currently enjoys. In every aspect of his life – as DJ, producer and label head – he is a tireless advocate for his art. Couple this with a distinctive signature sound and compelling output and it is no surprise that he exploded into the DJMag Top100 chart at number 17 in 2012 – the highest new entry that year.

Cableguys develop state-of-the-art virtual effects as well as the critically acclaimed software synth Curve 2 — "an extremely powerful, flexible synth with a distinctive sound and a stunning, ever-expanding library of presets." (Future Music Magazine, January 2013)

Artists supporting Kickstart

Nicky RomeroVicetone
Knife PartyDon Diablo
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If you have any questions on Kickstart for us, check our FAQs or get in touch via email. On any technical issues, please let us know which operating system and which DAW you're using, and if you're running your DAW in 32 or 64bit.