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Bruce Don't you have a pair of 1176s" (no Compression)
Old 23rd August 2006
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Bruce Don't you have a pair of 1176s" (no Compression)

I noticed in your reply on compression, you say that you try not to use it, but surly you must use it sometimes, because it sure sounds like it to me. It even sounds like the Trans designer by SPL on some of your stuff.

At least this is what I think I hear.


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Old 23rd August 2006
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In the past two years I have begun to use NO compression, on vocals, AT ALL!!!

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I noticed in your reply on compression, you say that you try not to use it, but surly you must use it sometimes, because it sure sounds like it to me. It even sounds like the Trans designer by SPL on some of your stuff.

At least this is what I think I hear.

THanks
I do have a lovely pair (Actually i own three of them!!!) of Universal Audio 1176's. they are excellent, but I don't use them much. In the past two years I have begun to use NO compression, on vocals, AT ALL!!!

Bruce Swedien


Old 24th August 2006
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Just to clarify...is that NO compression during vocal tracking? Or during mixing as well?

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Old 25th August 2006
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And do you still primarily track to analog tape first these days? I can definitely see how using the natural tape compression can go a long way toward alleviating the need for outboard compression.
Old 25th August 2006
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Can you name an example of music, where I could listen to your "no-comression"-approach (I need new records anyway )


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Old 26th August 2006
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Actually I like the sound of that one alot...

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Can you name an example of music, where I could listen to your "no-comression"-approach (I need new records anyway )


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Try "This Is Me....Then" and "Rebirth" by Jennifer Lopez.... Of course there was alot of compression done in the mastering.

Try "Gershwin's World" by Herbie Hancock... Actually I like the sound of that one alot...

Bruce


Old 26th August 2006
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I think I go with Herbie heh heh heh

Thanks for the tip Bruce (heading for the record shop)



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Old 26th August 2006
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So, would I be far off base in asking if your own judgement in automation is what replaces compression, and if your feel that the workstation environment lets you do that faster with greater attention to detail than console automation alone did?
Old 27th August 2006
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.... Of course there was alot of compression done in the mastering.
So are U saying that using compression while mixing leads to transient destruction and dullness while using "a lot of compression" during mastering has no such side effects ?

(He has thrown the glove down there Bruce! - Jules)
Old 28th August 2006
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Definitely I would not say that!!!!

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So are U saying that using compression while mixing leads to transient destruction and dullness while using "a lot of compression" during mastering has no such side effects ?

(He has thrown the glove down there Bruce! - Jules)
Definitely I would not say that!!!! What I said is that I am not invited to the mastering sessions on my Jennifer Lopez projects!!!! Perhaps now you know one reason why!!!!

Nice question... I LOVE Gearslutz.....

Bruce Swedien


Old 29th August 2006
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thanks Bruce for all your replies to this and other threads
it has been extremely helpful as well as entertaining
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