DBX 160sl on grand piano?

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AB2

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

AudioGaff

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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.
 

JoeH

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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.
 
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AB2

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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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