DBX 160sl on grand piano?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Keyboards' started by AB2, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. AB2

    AB2 Guest

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

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    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.
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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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.
  4. AB2

    AB2 Guest

    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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