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drums to 2 buss during mixdown?

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Do you generally send all your drum tracks to a 2-bus and compress them all together when tracking?

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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Wed, 10/17/2001 - 23:57
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.

Steve

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Pro Audio Guest Fri, 10/26/2001 - 00:11
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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