Multiband Compressor
Old 20th December 2004
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Multiband Compressor

Besides mastering, when do you normally use a multiband compressor?
Old 20th December 2004
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I like the C4 on vocals. It really brings its presents out.
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Tis the Season
Old 20th December 2004
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the C4 on electric piano ( not rhodes nessaciarly, but piano samples) traly helps deal with the transient respopse in the mids for me...

I use multiband alot as a "dynamic EQ"...
Old 21st December 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Switchcraft
I like the C4 on vocals. It really brings its presents out.
Why not just use the Ren Vox, or Ren compressor? What does the multiband compressor do with vocals since it is a single freq'?
Old 21st December 2004
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i like it on bass and/or kick sometimes.
Old 21st December 2004
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I barely ever touch MBC's unless there's a particular reason. Unless the client says "just make it really loud" or something. I suppose it comes in handy for that.

I'd say that I use them in mixing much more than in mastering generally.
Old 21st December 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Switchcraft
I like the C4 on vocals. It really brings its presents out.
Just in time for Christmas.

Or did you mean presence?
Old 21st December 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Revelation
Why not just use the Ren Vox, or Ren compressor? What does the multiband compressor do with vocals since it is a single freq'?
I may be confused by what you are thinking but Vocals are not a single frequency.

A sine wave is.

Using a 5 band C4 can basically de-ess the vocal while also controlling the lows seperately from controlling the nasalness.

It can really help a singer who has very rapid changes in tone.
Old 21st December 2004
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the c4 has been pretty helpful for me with boomy acoustic guitars and a rhodes piano i did with an overpowering low end.
Old 21st December 2004
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sometimes I haul one out on 'problem' tracks - often rhythm guitar or piano, but honestly, half the time I end up taking it off, starting over and finding a different way to solve the problem.

I keep trying to think of multiband as an 'EQ alternative' or whatever but usually it leaves me dissatisfied. YMMV
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