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Old 07-11-2019, 01:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kirk1701 View Post
Totally agree. I haven't developed the skills for such deft work though. In 24bit resolution, we've got so much headroom, it doesn't make sense to crush everything.
Sure, I prefer less level and more dynamics too, but compression is a tool to shape the attack and release of sounds, as well as being a general levelling tool.

Play with attack and release times on toms or bass drums in isolation and you'll start to get a hang of it pretty soon.
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