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decompressing stereo drum loops

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19 years 8 months
I would like to ask you guys about decompression.
Sometimes I use streo drums loops for my own productions. Seems Roland Patches (probably any others) come already squeezed to death, sound already too loud and bright.

I end up having to eq it severely because at the final junior mastering it ends up sounding like Sh!

oka, we can turn down the volume also -lol

Some guys recommend the dbx Quantum or multiple passes with a multiband expander/compressor and so.

What do you guys suggest me?

Thanks in Advance
:p

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20 years 9 months

realdynamix Sun, 07/06/2003 - 11:08
Originally posted by Alécio Costa - Brazil:
Seems Roland Patches (probably any others) come already squeezed to death, sound already too loud and bright.
What do you guys suggest me?
:) Hi Alécio! Are you ready? More compression!!! Ya!

On your very nice Yamaha channel dynamics control, play with the attack time. A longer attack will allow the initial impact to punch through, but reduce levels of the rest of the sound.

Set the release to not miss any of the dynamic parts you want. You have to play with the ratio and threshold for the most pleasing result.

Some of these settings may end up rather steep.

Just a suggestion,
--Rick

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18 years 8 months

falkon2 Wed, 07/09/2003 - 05:15
Originally posted by jbuntz:
There's a free VST plugin call "Dominion" that I hear is a transient shaper. I haven't tried it yet but I'm very interested in how it sounds.
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Works great at extracting the attack sound out of snare drums, so that you can put in your own beatback.
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