Drum Bus automation: Who does it?
After good dynamic playing and good compression is applied, I'm finding that i still want to automate volume a bit on the drum bus. Just up and down 1-2 db as the song evolves. More than that feels unnatural and problematic. But the mixes seem to want this little final tweakage.
I also find that I automate the mix of parallel compression sometimes too (more for big sounding sections), letting that breath a bit as well.
I'm a self-taught amateur (well semi-pro insofar as I release the end product).
Does this practice make sense to you? do you do it? or am I insane and an embarrassment to all things GS?
PS: Whoever the slut was who suggested a Pultec after a 33906 on the drum bus is my hero!