Vocal Tracking: How hard are you hitting the compressor?
Thought I'd do a little poll.
How hard are you hitting the compressor, while tracking lead vocals?
...and please make note of which style of music. It wouldn't hurt to mention which device either, but that's up to you.
I mostly do pop, or top 40 oriented rock, pop, R&B, so I end up leveling my lead vocals so they're always in your face. But when I track, I usually only do about 1-4 db of gain reduction (on my Summit MPC-100 mic pre/compressor). I'm starting to think I should go in more aggressively and then maybe not have to go through another DA/AD stage to hit another compressor (Vari-Mu or Smart C2) while mixing. I could just finish it off with a software comp. Thus the poll, wanted to see what you all are doing.