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decompressing stereo drum loops

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    I would like to ask you guys about decompression.
    Sometimes I use streo drums loops for my own productions. Seems Roland Patches (probably any others) come already squeezed to death, sound already too loud and bright.

    I end up having to eq it severely because at the final junior mastering it ends up sounding like Sh!!

    oka, we can turn down the volume also -lol

    Some guys recommend the dbx Quantum or multiple passes with a multiband expander/compressor and so.

    What do you guys suggest me?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    the waves ren comp is able to do upward expansion, try it and see if it works for you
  3. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    :) Hi Alécio! Are you ready? More compression!!! Ya!

    On your very nice Yamaha channel dynamics control, play with the attack time. A longer attack will allow the initial impact to punch through, but reduce levels of the rest of the sound.

    Set the release to not miss any of the dynamic parts you want. You have to play with the ratio and threshold for the most pleasing result.

    Some of these settings may end up rather steep.

    Just a suggestion,
  4. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the ideas. I have done some surgery with eq´s and shall use some decompression stuff:multiband ( like C4, VW) or even with C1.
    Ronny suggested me 2 pases with them.

    Nice week bud!
  5. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    I forgot Metric Halo's Channel Strip, great tool if you work with TDM...
  6. Jbuntz

    Jbuntz Guest

    There's a free VST plugin call "Dominion" that I hear is a transient shaper. I haven't tried it yet but I'm very interested in how it sounds.
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    thanks guys, keep it coming!
  8. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

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    Works great at extracting the attack sound out of snare drums, so that you can put in your own beatback.

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