Compression How Much

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by STORMSHADOW04, Jun 29, 2005.

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  1. What is the norm for compressing vocals for Hip Hop and R & B/ Pop songs?

    Thanks For your guidance!!
  2. Sheffy

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    The "Norm" for using any compressor, is using the least amout needed to reduce clipping or distortion. You also need to consider other factors, such as, gating, and selecting attack/release time levels, if using it in a manual mode. There is a lot more to it than just selecting a ratio to ensure sound quality is smooth and you don't end up with "pumping" and "breathing." You also need to consider what type of FXs you are using on the vocal. What compressor/gate are you using?

    Consider downloading the dbx "Compression 101" primer at 101.pdf and "Detection and the Dynamics Duo (Or Why Do Some Compressors Sound Great While Others Just Plain Don’t?)" at
  3. I use C1 comp-sc.

    ThanksFor your Guidance!!

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