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Old 17th November 2006 | Show parent
Kush Audio
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Originally Posted by Brad McGowan ➡️
Keep in mind that you can't squash the crap out of the snare mic with a compressor in that position...

i don't even use compressor on drums anymore, maybe a little on the kick to even it out. i use multiple stages of transformers to get them reigned in, and i now run out of Logic straight into the preamps in my console, which are also transformer based. i'll dial the preamps until there's just a hair of breakup; you can't hear this in the mix, they just sound thick and even.

the mix comp brings it the rest of the way home, the api is simply incredible.

i'm also big into transient shaping on the drums, haven't used gates since forever.