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What do you compress on live drum tracking?
View Poll Results: How much compression do you use when tracking live drums?
On the snare
10 Votes - 45.45%
On the Kick
11 Votes - 50.00%
On the toms
0 Votes - 0%
On the overheads
3 Votes - 13.64%
On the undersnare
1 Votes - 4.55%
On the hi hat
0 Votes - 0%
On the room / abience mic's
10 Votes - 45.45%
I prefer no compression during tracking
5 Votes - 22.73%
I prefer minimum compression during tracking
12 Votes - 54.55%
I prefer a lot of compression during tracking
2 Votes - 9.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

Old 10th December 2002
What do you compress on live drum tracking?

The poll is multiple choice - so go crazy!
Old 10th December 2002
I am wary of over compression of close mic's, I used to compress overheads with an SSL but gave that up, I used to use a tube Tech on kick & snare - but gave that up, I use a Fatso on kick & Snare while tracking (just tape warmth - no compression)

Now that I use a lot of outboard on my mixes, I dont feel I need to compress "because of tracking to digital" and I dont know how much that worked in the first place to be honest..
Old 10th December 2002
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
huh, since there was only 1 vote for Overheads after I posted I guess I know who voted for that!

- neil
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