Compression speeds for ballads vs. rock song?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by keano, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. keano

    keano Guest

    Is it safe to say for ballads slow songs the compression should be on vocals slow attack and slow release? and for more syncop[ated rock songs med attack and med release?

    Also I usually use slight compression going in 4:1 ratio with threshold at -6 is this gentle enough to manage peaks? Later on I usually add either the LA2A compress down so it goes no further then -4. Then add some EQ around 12kHz. Maybe a little bump around 5kHz too. As the LA2A kind of warms things up a bit much with my mic.

    Also should I be doing a HP on my vox around 30Hz?

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