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Software compression

Post by Guilty As Charged » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:32 am

Hi guys,

Whats the best software compression plugz you use ???

I am very interested to find out

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Post by Jung Christ » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:59 am

multiband compressor in sx.
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Post by Joebot » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:13 pm

waves c1 wins hands down!
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Post by Guilty As Charged » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:20 pm

Waves C1 - Hmmmmmm I dunno what I am doing wrong but I have used this in the past and seem to make my sounds weaker and thinner sounding - I use the Raxx / Rvox which aren't really for use on drumz but seem to get a nice punchy sound from 'em

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Post by dopamine » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:42 pm

If you're compressing stereo material then the Sonalksis compressor is excellent. Just don't try and run it over mono channels, it'll wig out on you. For a stereo drum group, try a long attack of around 25-30ms and set it to auto release on either the crush or bite settings depending on what style of compression you're after.

I don't mind the C1 but it's not something i'd reach for in many situations, certainly not for kick drums.

Read the phat kicks thread, there's a bit of info regarding kicks and drums in general that might be helpful.

If I get some time tomorrow i'm going to add some audio examples to illustrate my points.

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Post by Joebot » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:27 pm

^ fair enuf

i guess i'm just used to c1 now (force of habit!)

maby i to will try n mix and match
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Post by macrocosm » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:27 pm

personally think the tc compresser/de-esser does the job okay.
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Post by dopamine » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:54 pm

The TC comp is handy with it's sidechain/ key input.
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Post by Hi-Fi by Design » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:17 am

yeah I like the TC comp its really the only software compression I use.... my only other option is Logic's compressor and its really embarrassingly substandard :(
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Post by whatever » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:42 am

dopamine wrote:If you're compressing stereo material then the Sonalksis compressor is excellent. Just don't try and run it over mono channels, it'll wig out on you. For a stereo drum group, try a long attack of around 25-30ms and set it to auto release on either the crush or bite settings depending on what style of compression you're after.

I don't mind the C1 but it's not something i'd reach for in many situations, certainly not for kick drums.

Read the phat kicks thread, there's a bit of info regarding kicks and drums in general that might be helpful.

If I get some time tomorrow i'm going to add some audio examples to illustrate my points.

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Post by TT_ » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:46 am

At the studio I use some really good UAD plugs. 1176, Fairchild,

At home on my crappy G3 I got fairly sick of all of em, C1, Rennaisance comp, Vintage warmer etc etc.

Then the other day i found a plug that looks rubbish but actually has a bit of clout to it. - "Lexicomp" great for thumping out kicks that sound like hi hats!
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Post by Mike Darkfloor » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:49 am

can i ask, these software compressor examples u give. are they run as a VST within the program, or are they seperate entities...
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Post by The Krosskrafters » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:54 pm

Hi-Fi by Design wrote:yeah I like the TC comp its really the only software compression I use.... my only other option is Logic's compressor and its really embarrassingly substandard :(
I always use logics compressor, I always thought software compressors all sound the same, just some get the results you want quicker
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Post by dopamine » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:10 pm

deviant g wrote:can i ask, these software compressor examples u give. are they run as a VST within the program, or are they seperate entities...
They're plugins, so either direct X, vst, audio unit, rtas or tdm.
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Post by Guilty As Charged » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:24 am

rtas tdm - I was gutted earlier I looked at the digi village site and saw a virus sim....


then I saw...


TDM...


Balls


looked so cool
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Post by dopamine » Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:47 am

Get a Powercore and you can run the Virus.
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Post by Mike Darkfloor » Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:37 pm

cheers dope :)
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