Indeed i use a 303 controlled on midi for the bass, i don't really like the sidechain in the goa i think it sounds too clean and I haven't really used one so far, but maybe i should ?
Anyway for the goa the kick is always in the background with a good attack, the snares and bass will do the rest, that's how i see the thing.
On an album like that of Man of the Last 3rd - Evosonic has the sidechain been used ?
In fact it would also be good to have songs that use the sidechain and others without sidechain to have a better comparison.
For the Hybrid 3 vst i received a key when buying an akai product, it's been 2 years now and I use it a lot in my productions when i'm on the pc. Strangely i see no one used this vst, there is not even a conversation about it.