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Re: Compression

Post by Rein » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:04 pm

to get on topic, i use a form of compressing when playing live, on the in signal of my vermona drum synth. the guitar amp i'm using has a brick wall limiter at 0.0db, and that's a very handy way to keep volumes level when changing sounds on the fly.

next to that, i use some compressing on drum samples when i want to bring up the decay sound of the hit, or when processing field recordings to bring up the background noises (which i like best most of the time).
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Re: Compression

Post by tone-def » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:24 pm

tsankip wrote: I wonder how many people use compression just becayse they've heard that this is the thing to do?
you wouldn't believe how many. this is one of the only places i've come across where people are not obsessed with compression.

it depends what kind of sound your going for. if you want brutal hard hitting drums then you need to compress the sh!t out of it. you still need good source material though.

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Re: Compression

Post by Rein » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:03 pm

tone-def wrote:
tsankip wrote: I wonder how many people use compression just becayse they've heard that this is the thing to do?
you wouldn't believe how many. this is one of the only places i've come across where people are not obsessed with compression.

it depends what kind of sound your going for. if you want brutal hard hitting drums then you need to compress the sh!t out of it. you still need good source material though.
or just layer your drums with an appropriate synth sound (maybe some attack on it so it doesn't interfere too much with the drum sound).. can get you some great results if done properly.
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Re: Compression

Post by Hades » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:03 am

Rein wrote:
lem wrote:I don't know really, I guess it depends what u listen to. I live so far from civilization, im not really surrounded by influences.

I dont know why I specified 2006, anytime mid 2000 I guess... I was really enjoying 'tech-house' now tech-house is.... well... terrible. I don't know if its the production or the level of crap around.

I don't really know what I mean...
I know I buy a lot less music now than I ever have. I hear some good tunes every so often, but i never buy single tunes.
i think it has to do with the loads of sample and looppacks that appeared in the last 5 years or so when 'minimal' became more mainstream. lots of beginning producers use them to jigsaw a few tunes together and put them on a label... a lot of the stuff sound very much the same... it's a shame really

absolutely.
I've never been a big fan of tech-house, but nowadays, it all sounds the same.
I don't really understand that though. How can people consider themselves being creative in any way if all they do is throw some samples together ?

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Re: Compression

Post by Barfunkel » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 am

Hades wrote:How can people consider themselves being creative in any way if all they do is throw some samples together ?
They don't, they do it to get releases and thus DJ gigs, money and fame.

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Re: Compression

Post by Hades » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:42 am

Barfunkel wrote:
Hades wrote:How can people consider themselves being creative in any way if all they do is throw some samples together ?
They don't, they do it to get releases and thus DJ gigs, money and fame.
:lol:
yes, I know I know...
I guess I just think (or feel ?) differently about these things.
I just want to be proud of what I made, not be proud of how good it sold.

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Re: Compression

Post by simonb » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:57 pm

Hades wrote:
Barfunkel wrote:
Hades wrote:How can people consider themselves being creative in any way if all they do is throw some samples together ?
They don't, they do it to get releases and thus DJ gigs, money and fame.
:lol:
yes, I know I know...
I guess I just think (or feel ?) differently about these things.
I just want to be proud of what I made, not be proud of how good it sold.
Different priorities, eh... it seems like a lot of the people here are artists, whereas the sort of people who use "construction kits" and so on can't really call themselves that...

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