While there may be other ways to interpret this, the way I take it is that:Originally Posted by Alan Parsons
1. He limits bass and vocals while tracking .
2. I think "no compression on mixes" means "no compression on the 2-bus" or "no compression on the overall mix."
If that is correct, it leaves a lot of room for compression and limiting on individual tracks during the mix. Maybe I am interpreting him this way because that's pretty much what I do. I usually use the DVC with the electro-optical limiter when tracking vocals and recently have been using the 4-710d (which has an 1176 (sorta-kinda) circuit) as a bass DI. If you have the gear and the experience I'm all for it. (AP...has both.) When my children get rich and give me lots of money I'll buy great outboard gear and use it just that way. Alice - an LA2A for Christmas. George - an 1176 for my birthday. The only time I put a compressor or limiter on the 2-bus is when I'm doing a "too cheap to send out for mastering" mix.