Compression

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by jakep, Mar 8, 2005.

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  1. jakep

    jakep Guest

    Is it better to use compression on vocals or limiting? And what are some prefered settings to start out with? :)
     
  2. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    When tracking: as little as possible since it can´t be undone later. Stay away from limiting when tracking, compression at 3:1 with relatively fast attack and release works well for me. I only take out a few dB's from the peaks just for level management and "safety". I record the vocal to sound as uncompressed and natural as possible.

    When mixing: whatever works. Light or squashed, parallell or two comps in series... There are as many rules as exceptions to the rules and a lot of tricks too. Automation is also a nice compressor.
     

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