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Best Parallel Drum hard compressor vst

which is your favorite vst compressor, for that hard, fat, parallel compression for drum buss???
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Waves CLA76 bluey or Bomb Factory bf76 (yes, really!), both in all-button mode, of course.
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which is your favorite vst compressor, for that hard, fat, parallel compression for drum buss???
IK Multimedia Tracks3 Black 76 has lots of character and can get pretty hard.

For something a bit cleaner Sonalksis SV315Mk2 is very musical and versatile.
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Waves CLA 1176 Black does this well
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quite fond of Steinberg's "Vintage Compressor" myself!
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Blockfish seems to pull a drum buss together for me.
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Blockfish seems to pull a drum buss together for me.
Blockfish also a wonderful little compressor! Likes been driven hard as well I've always felt.
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Blockfish. Done. Oldie but goodie and it's like instant gratification on a parallel drum buss or on room drums. Can't go wrong. And it's free too

I have yet to find the time to try out Bootsie's Thrillseeker, but based on his description and his previous experience with saturation, I have high hopes that it may work well in this application, if it can generate enough distortion. But if it doesn't do the job, I don't care because Blockfish does the job great.
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Lets try with Cytomic "The Glue", is must-have comp plug-in for paralel compression with drum bus!
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well im interested in drum destroying in parallel, I see that most of you use 1176 compressor emulations.
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Believe it or not - variety of sound density. Amazingly squishy
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There are many options but I like the Softube FET compressor. It is yet another 1176 style compressor but has a variable detection feature and wet/dry mix right on the unit.
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well im interested in drum destroying in parallel, I see that most of you use 1176 compressor emulations.
I'd look into the Soundtoys Deluxe Devil Loc.
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There are many options but I like the Softube FET compressor. It is yet another 1176 style compressor but has a variable detection feature and wet/dry mix right on the unit.
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Most frequently I use the UAD Fatso Jr plugin or the Waves SSL Buss Compressor, depending on what sounds best for the track. Love the UAD stuff (who doesn't?).
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SSL's LMC compressor does a good job of smashing drum tracks.
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how you guys set up attack and relese when you want this fat drums?
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I go for a shorter release to let the drums pump heavily which stretches the sustain (and most of the time I do not send OH's to the parallel bus). And I go for a fast attack to really squish it.
I go more or less the other way round on the (non-parallel) drum bus: slight (2-3 dB of GR) SSL quad-style compression with longer (30ms) attack and longer release just to hold the kit together a bit.
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I go for a shorter release to let the drums pump heavily which stretches the sustain (and most of the time I do not send OH's to the parallel bus). And I go for a fast attack to really squish it.
I go more or less the other way round on the (non-parallel) drum bus: slight (2-3 dB of GR) SSL quad-style compression with longer (30ms) attack and longer release just to hold the kit together a bit.
what about parallel compression GR, how much DB you push it?

what you think about putting drum channels bus, parallel compressed drum buss and bass guitar to one group, and then add this glue together compression stuff 2,3 DB of GR, 30 ms attack and musical relese?

Would it be overkill to glue drum bus, and then again glue drum bass with parallel drum and bass guitar?
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Interesting. I like the Stillwell Bad Buss Mojo. Another go to is UAD DBX160, especially because the output gain is so dirty.
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I'd look into the Soundtoys Deluxe Devil Loc.
+1 I can't believe no one else put this. With crush and crunch all the way up it pumps harder than Paul Reubens in a porno theatre.

This fits the OP's specific request.
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what about parallel compression GR, how much DB you push it?

what you think about putting drum channels bus, parallel compressed drum buss and bass guitar to one group, and then add this glue together compression stuff 2,3 DB of GR, 30 ms attack and musical relese?

Would it be overkill to glue drum bus, and then again glue drum bass with parallel drum and bass guitar?
i often have 20-25 db GR with parallel compression!depends on the signal and plugin/gear of course! but really really much!
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+1 or even +10 for decapitator. Even though is isn't actually a compressor. For parallel processing, settings don't really matter. Just keep tweaking till it cuts through in a super nasty way. Then find the right level.
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If I want it crazy Audio Damage Rough Rider (Freebie). It pumps like crazy and adds girth. It doesn't do subtle.

For most applications, UAD Neve 33609 is really nice in parallel to add punch.
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good idea, i will try
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