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Compression on Bass Drum and Snare

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by Liam Thompson, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Liam Thompson

    Liam Thompson Lord of the Strings

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    I've heard some of you guys here saying how you and Andy mix an uncompressed signal with a heavily compressed signal when mixing triggered samples with the natural kit sounds on bass drums and snares. I was wondering if you leave the sample as is and compress the natural sound or do it the other way around. I intend to use the natural snare mixed with a Bob Clearmountain snare and possibly the picallo snare from an Alesis D4.

    Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    the way andy posted, was mixing the uncompressed/low compressed snare/bd with a copy of that track really heavy compressed! that is the way i do it now and it sounds really good (more control !!!!), in my case it was a must to use exactly the same plug ins on each track (the dryone in bypass) to avoid phasing by latency! also i mix a sampled snare/bd in and all three signals end in a snare/bd bus (in my case i just used a copied track on the snare and on bd i took more samples(pantera/erskine mix), no heavy compressed copy on bd, because i can change velocity for my samples!

    i hope this reply helps you!
     

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