when dou you initiate the stereo buss compressor(s)

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by slicraider, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. slicraider

    slicraider Guest

    Just curious as to when other mixers start engaging stereo compression in the mix process.
  2. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Bloomington, IL
    Based on advice from Mixerman, I patch in the 2-mix compressor right after I've got a basic balance. It seem to work well.
  3. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I'll second that. I used to put it on after I got my mix together and then I'd spend another 1/2 hour getting things right again before I could get back to mixing.
  4. mixfactory

    mixfactory Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Usually from the go. Sometimes a little after, generally when I start working on the chorus(or the most dynamic part of the song).
  5. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I start with the mix going through a compressor very early on. I set the threshold very low and output high and gradually lighten up on these settings as I get more things into the mix.
  6. Jon Atack

    Jon Atack Distinguished Member

    May 29, 2001
    For me it's pretty much early on, at the very end, or not at all.

    Unless I wanted it but then forgot about patching it in until halfway through the mix.

    How's that for a definitive answer.

  7. slicraider

    slicraider Guest

    Well, I guess we all get to it pretty quick. I like to incorporate the sound early on. This way my mix gets closer to the final sound sooner. Thanks all!

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