Discussion in 'Drums' started by coldsnow, Oct 17, 2001.
Do you generally send all your drum tracks to a 2-bus and compress them all together when tracking?
I don't usually do that while tracking... and only sometimes when mixing. That doesn't mean you should or shouldn't. Do whatever works for you.
I've been busing and compressing the drum-set lately (at mixdown). It's floating my boat more that compressing individual drums. I'm sure that will change, but for now it works for me.
Back when I was mixing on an analog board I used to run a strapped pair of 160x compressors as an aux send on multi track bus 1 and 2 and return it like an FX return. It worked great on drums, adding a thickness that you just can't get from EQ, while retaining the transient response and body of the uncompressed tracks. I miss that.
Yeah Steve - I here you, the latency just makes it a phase nightmare - the only workaround I've found for a DAW is to record the compressed drums bus output to a stereo track & then time align it by sight ............ if you have the tracks to spare, which I usually don't.
I have the same problem. Tried inserting the same plugins on all bused channels, flat or 1:1.
I think that made the trick, but a lot of extra CPU needed. Greetings from Argentina.
Why on earth would you get any latency doing that?
If I put a compressor on an aux in sonar, the compressed sound comes out sample-aligned with the main sound, as it should.
You say Pro Tools is different?
Yes, protools is different.plug-insintroduce latency unlike a native DAW.
They do? Even on a prerecorded track?! Thats interesting!!
Well I guess thats a pro for the native DAW concept then?
Latency isn't really an issue there unless you try to do stuff "live". I.e. try to monitor through plugins => dont work too well. I have my sonar set at over 100ms latency, but that doesnt "bother" me one bit... sure if I tweak an EQ I dont "hear" the result of the tweak until 100ms later... big deal.
I will have the opportunity to play with a pro-toools rig next week so this will be some things to keep in mind perhaps.
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