So I just learned another trick. you can get a “fake” side chain by using a combination of parameter locks for volume carefully placed on the kick when you want that channel to “duck” out of the way.
but additionally, you can make velocity curves smoother and more exact by putting “trigless” trigs in between beats with the “slide” parameter on. this way you can be very specific about how the volume fades in and out… kind of like XFER LFO tool in any DAW.
Apparently on octatrack you can do this much easier by setting an LFO to “Sync trig” mode which is not available on any other machine, and adjusting the depth knob to taste.
is there an easier way to do this type of thing on the RYTM?