Originally Posted by jdsowa
Best thing to do is to key it to an invisible kick track that you don't hear. This way, your music pumps consistently, even when you take your drums out of the mix.
yeah that's what im doing just making a ghost kick to trigger the bus comp. I find the kick drum low end is smoother when done this way, rather than have the clap/snare affect it.
Regarding EQing the low end back in: I find its hard to Eq the lost bottom end nicely as it always sounds different once compressed. That might be just me i dunno.