drum kit recording: compression

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drum kit recording: compression

Post by Dan » Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:21 pm

I hear all this about compressing before entering into the computer

how do I do that if i'm recording drums with 5 microphones going into say a motu 896?

I don't put a compressor on every mic and then go into the 896 then into the computer...that doesn't sound right

how is it done?

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Post by jdg » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:58 pm

several solutions actually, but i suggest worring about the compression of the drums in the mixdown not the recording.

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Post by Dan » Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:46 am

same for vocals too?

just do it in the mixdown?

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Post by noisetonepause » Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:32 am

Dan wrote:same for vocals too?

just do it in the mixdown?
If you have a hardware compressor/preamp, you might use some while recording, just cos your hardware compressor is better than anything you can get in software - don't over do it, though, you can always add more later.

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Post by jdg » Fri Mar 28, 2003 6:27 pm

i always record everything dry (except bass)

vox is tricky tho..

i usually have to make last minute changes (do to my lack of planning and forsight) so any fx i record in are usually rong for the final treatment .. but thats just me :? :D
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