Using a mic on the kick and an overhead, what are some general ways to use software compression? It is going to be a typical modern rock/pop mix. I know everything is probably close mic'd and/or replaced with samples, but I only have access to this setup. Mind you, I am not looking for exact knob settings. I want to learn what to listen for, and why certain settings may work. General starting settings are just that, somewhere to start. Here we go: Use a compressor on the kick track? What are some rough guidelines to kick compressor settings? - ratio around 4:1 to 8:1 or more? - How much gain reduction? - What about the attack and release? (What is the theory of the sound I should be listening for?) What about general guidelines for the overhead compression? - Should I use serial or parallel compression? - What ratio and gain reduction is alright? - Again, what should I be looking for in the attack and release? Thanks for any help!