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Parralell compressing a guitar
Old 7th February 2009
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skiroy's Avatar
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Parralell compressing a guitar

I have heard about taking a duplicate of a electric guitar and heavily compressing it to mix with the original(parralell comping).
I was curious as in what situation would you lean towards doing this? Solos,rhtym,distoreted of semi clean. Also in regards to the Compresswed version vs. original which one and how would pan,reverb and delay come in to play?
Old 7th February 2009
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The greatest skill in Audio is to say, confidently, I like it so it must be good (right).

Try it and listen....

Go to another room and listen from there, sometimes I monitor with my headphones sitting infront of me and listen to the mix with them OFF my head.

In my early days I would have 3 or 4 different pairs of speakers ranging from Nearfeilds to ghetto blasters. Changing your perspective will get you really hearing things .... do all of what you suggested , pan, delay etc even a different distortion and EQ...
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Unclenny's Avatar
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I like to put my electric guits on a bus with BF76 and then pan that grittier sound off to another place in the song.

Maybe I'll even put that signal on the delay bus to step it back a little.

I can have fun moving them around and seeing if where they sum with the original signal makes me smile.
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