Keep sidechain with kick muted?

I’ve got a cool track going with a heavy use of the AR compressor to give it lots of pump. The problem is of course, if I mute the kick then the sidechaining stops and it sounds rubbish. Wondering if there are any tricks to keep the sidechain reacting while the kick is muted? In software I’d have a kick track always going with the audio just routed to the sidechain in of the compressor, but I guess that’s not possible on the AR… but maybe there’s a trick of some kind?

Can you use an LFO when the kick isn’t playing? I don’t have an AR so not sure what’s up with LFOs on it : )

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Interesting thought, you mean use the LFO instead of the side chain effectively? I’ll see what’s possible! Thanks