Am i being a wrongun???

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  1. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    Just recently i have not compressed so much as a bean. I dont like what compression does to anything really.
    Am i being a pipe? Maybe i'm missin a trick.
    anyone else not compress?
    :knob:
     
  2. dar kist

    dar kist KYRO

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    i only compress my drums, like the snare and kick, i dont conpress my hats and stuff like that, i put an enveloper on my hats and turn the release and the release gain right down,

    oh and i compress my sub bass, makes it a bit puncher,
     
  3. JAGZ

    JAGZ Well-Known Member

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    did use to compress everything at one point but i watched a c&s video on making beats and they said they never use compressor style fx only for final mixdowns
     
  4. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    i usually compress a lot, not everything but a lot

    the idea is to not go over the top.... im mainly just use compression to tame wild peaks, notchange the sound
     
  5. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    nice one fellaz. Guess its suit to taste then.
    respect
     
  6. Kibon

    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    Maybe this is one of the most stupid questions you can ask in the production world but what is compressing ?
     
  7. Greg P

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    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    compression is the devils spawn....if you want ur tunes to be pressed....don't compress!! ...(well not much) don't compress drums!!!

    does exactly what it says on the tin!!....why would you want to compress sound!!??? its not big n its not clever!!!
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    varies man compression is very good for transient shaping, for one thing.
    not necessary by any means though.
     
  10. Greg P

    Greg P Active Member

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    Compression is one of the most hot topics of music production though innit? some people use bags of it at every stage, others hardly touch it...

    Think that most people use it a little though?
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    paralell compression is what interests me the most, problem with that is latency. whats that plug that compensate for latency again?
     
  12. Greg P

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    Sorry you've lost me here, you might as well have written this in vulcan for all I know here :confused:
     
  13. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ill tell you when i find it, hang on
     
  14. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    a multiband compressor on basslines is well advised. Been working well for me. Cheers darkist:cowbell:
     
  15. Kibon

    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    Ketz Thinkin outside the box..

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    yeah compression should come down to ur individual tunes, obviously depends on what type of elements you got going, it can be a useful tool when u have a sound that u want to have a lot of presence without taking up too much head room - so sometimes if u have an out of control bass that takes up all the space then u may be better off compressing it slightly and then reducing the volume to make room for maybe the beat and other bits - thats just one example tho :D
     
  17. Sub-junkie

    Sub-junkie Alan Whyte

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    Compression can be good for getting a REALLY LOUD PRESS as it clips peaks and troughs and stops the wild jumps in volume that you used to get on older "dance" records
     
  18. Le gash

    Le gash Raging Head-Ripper bruv

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    Compress everything , even yer phone signal :coffee: If you have made a tune get a decent compressor and change the attack and release on it to varing stages and ya'll get yer tune, nothing better than playing with compression esp on good monitor's.
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    erm..cubase...?
    i dont get people who use hosts that dont auto compensate...

    voxengo does a plugin where you can set the delay in ms or samples, but i stand by my original thought...