Ableton has detailed the history and current applications of sidechain compression in its latest piece of content.

In the two-part series, David Abravanel runs through the history of dynamic processing, applications and uses of sidechain compression—from recreating pumping house chords to more experimental uses—and the sidechain possibilities within various devices such as Gate, Multiband Dynamics, and Auto Filter.

You can check out the series here, with more on Ableton here