Riding gain Vocal track: pre fader or post fader compression?
Just wander what you experienced guys have to say about this.
Intuitively, seems to me if you compress post fader, you run the risk of making compressor work harder than if it's sits pre fader?
Unless you actually do a lot/ most of the "compression" yourself on the fader by pulling down before hand right??
Conversly if a singer is "intimate" in style probably post fader is working harder if you end up "riding up" his mostly quiet bits??
So the real question: for loud, dynamic vocals, which approach would yield a more NATURAL sound?
I.e. how to avoid the overtly squashed compression with a dynamic singer??
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