Hinton & Fairchild have announced the release of BIGKIXDIPPA, a freeware volume modulation effect which can be used as a fake side-chain compressor in the manner of Kickstart by Nicky Romero (which was actually developed by Cableguys).
So, the idea behind BIGKIXDIPPA is to control the volume of the processed audio signal by drawing a curve which will be applied to the signal’s amplitude. This method can be used to emulate the classic pumping sound which is usually achieved by triggering a side-chain compressor with a kick drum on each beat in modern four on the floor arrangements. But the plugin can definitely do more than just that, since you are free to draw pretty much any kind of curve you want and the plugin can also follow different time signatures. Check the entire BPB review here.
Check out the BIGKIXDIPPA demo video:
BIGKIXDIPPA (3.9 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit VST plugin format for Windows, made with SynthMaker).