Is that how you get that fake-sampled-drums like The Used and stuff like that? I get confused because I listen to Korn and Slipknot's frist CDs and they sound like that but I know that everything was done analog and I am sure there wasn't compression on everything. I was at indigo ranch cople of years ago picking richard kaplan's brain but he seemed to be more towards the clean analog sound. So I am wondering what I should try when I get bands that tell me they want to sound like deftones and the used. I got 1176's and LA2A'a in my UDA card and I record everything analog. Then I dump to digital to edit and then bring it back out to my console to mix analog. Should I try compressing everything? gating? There is a guy around here, dustbro. I'd like to pick your brain!