Step 4: To round things off, we’ve made a copy of the original Jupiter-8V track and transposed the new version up an octave to bolster the layering effect. Next, we configure a reverb to use as a send effect; this can be applied to the Jupiter and Prologue elements (but not the NoiseMaker bass).
Next, we apply compression across all three main synth outputs, but switch them to external sidechain mode. By routing a bit of both the kick and snare to the sidechain, a small amount of gain reduction will happen on each rhythmic hit, freeing-up a few extra dB in the mix.
Lastly, and mainly to get an idea of how all the elements sit together, we apply some processing to the main output in the form subtle buss-compression for flavour, and heavy limiting for level maximisation.
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