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Need Help with Modern Series Deathcore Distressor Comp Attack/Release Settings

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by MondoLikeMetal, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. MondoLikeMetal

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    I just got a free plugin that I want to use for my kicks. It sounds pretty clean, but I don't get the Attack/Release knobs. Instead of numbering in ms, they are both numbered 0 thru 10. Any chance someone can help me make the conversion?
     
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    egan. daylightdies.com

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    Just listen.
     
  3. shredder10

    shredder10 Replace that #@#|@#∞!!

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    I've had my distressor for quite a while now, and for drums in general, you want medium attack medium/notsofast release, 3:1 maybe 4:1 — don't over compress your drums. On this hardware unit the Dist 2 mode adds a pretty cool edge when used on kicks. But i really doubt the plugin can. Dunno, maybe!
     
  4. MondoLikeMetal

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    egan. daylightdies.com

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    If you can't hear the difference then why does it matter? A real distressor is just 1-10 too.
    edit: I know this post probably seems really unhelpful but I think you need to ask yourself why you're married to a number in the first place. A distressor is very much a "get in there and start twisting knobs" type of unit and the values all seem interactive. The ratio and distortion mode have a lot to do with the perceived speed of the comp. If this emulation is remotely accurate you'll get a lot more from it but seeing what it can do rather than trying to reproduce settings that worked elsewhere. Anyway, good luck and have fun.
     
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    Yeah just twist and listen dude, relying on numbers too much is only going to hold you back.
     
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    just listen every compressor still sounds very different with the same exact ratio,attack and release settings.. distressors you usually start attack and release at 5 and adjust from there
     
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    Don't you dare Plendakoring.
     
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    1 is really fast, 10 is really slow. I usually start around 5 on each, maybe 3 or 4 on the release, and then adjust the attack til it sounds good. then adjust the release according to the material.
     
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    OK, I got the Attack/Release Conversions For Modern Deathcore Comp:
    Attack 1: .03ms
    10: 10ms
    Release 1: 35ms
    10: 3 seconds

    So, not much attack time - must be why it's recommended for kicks
     
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    In my experience the best setting on antress plugins is Bypass.
     
  12. MondoLikeMetal

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    When in doubt, mute it out?
     

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