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DBX 160sl on grand piano?

Discussion in 'Piano' started by AB2, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. AB2

    AB2 Guest

    Is this compressor clean enough, without artifacts for compressor/limiting with grand piano recording?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    ALL compressors have artifacts. To what extent depends on how good the comp is and how it used. The 160SL is a clean and dam fine pro unit. It should easily be able to that job well.
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    Are you recording solo piano (Jazz, Classical, etc.) or is this just a track going into another recording?

    I'd avoid any compression at all, except maybe in the final mix, if it's even necessary to make it sit in a track with other instruments.

    If it's solo piano, and if the piano sounds good on its own, with good mics and a good player, don't mess up a good thing and leave that comp OUT of the signal path.
  4. AB2

    AB2 Guest

    compressor - limiter - piano

    Actually - I really only want some limiting of peaks without much compression. I play with a large dynamic range. THANKS.

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