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Old 15th November 2016
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deadmau5: "Using a SSL G Series Compressor on a dance music kick makes no fkin sense"

deadmau5 said: "Using a SSL G Series Compressor on a dance music kick makes no fkin sense."

Why?

Source: https://youtu.be/dtj6dDARgfQ?t=32s
Old 15th November 2016
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Not sure, but maybe he's referring to using something extremely specific with regards to the sidechain effect that is so prevalent in dance music... Enter LFO Tool. Infinitely more precise and controllable than an SSL G Series compressor with regards to that sidechained kick drum sound. I'm literally just guessing, though.
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Old 15th November 2016
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I would imagine he is talking about equipment overkill or perhaps the thought of "if only I had xxxx in my studio I could get this sound I'm looking for and therefore a big hit record."

If so, good advice if you ask me.
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Old 15th November 2016
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Isnt this a stereo bus compressor? Meant to glue things together and not to shape a punchy sound. So i agree. It doesnt make sense to put this on (usually mono) drum sound.

As already mentioned its probably about equipment overkill and current advertisement strategies of software companies.
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Old 15th November 2016
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Old 15th November 2016
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He means no worth to do da conversion to ssl and ad back in....no overall benefit vs doing it itb......i have experimented with ssl copy in master bus (gssl)....but no...it is not todays edm sound i think....its not real ssl though......i might try some more but i think todays edm mostly itb
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Just one guys opinion the only rule I fallow is if it sounds good use it.
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Old 15th November 2016
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Really?? I best stop right now then...
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Just one guys opinion the only rule I fallow is if it sounds good use it.
Or if it sounds good without it ... don't worry about what you don't have.
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Or if it sounds good without it ... don't worry about what you don't have.
Some producers like fancy stuffs sort of status symbols like a huge wall of modular or expensive big name outboard gear.

Thats ok its their money.

Some may prefer to be all in the box & save money & maybe buy a house or fancy car thats ok too.

Bottom line do you FVCK what others think
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Old 15th November 2016
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Listening to deadmau5 makes no fckin sense.
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Old 15th November 2016
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Using a bus compressor on an individual channel (as opposed to the excellent SSL channel compressor) makes no [email protected] sense either.

The clue is in the name...
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Some producers like fancy stuffs sort of status symbols like a huge wall of modular or expensive big name outboard gear.

Thats ok its their money.

Some may prefer to be all in the box & save money & maybe buy a house or fancy car thats ok too.

Bottom line do you FVCK what others think
Well.. this is Deadmau5's modular rig... so...

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Old 16th November 2016
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Is using an SSL G compressor on a dance kick a "thing" or something? Was there some context to that statement? Oh well, I won't ever need to worry about it because I sure won't ever be able to afford one. Thanks deadmau5!
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Old 16th November 2016
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guess he says that because compressors are mostly used to cut peaks and make louder sounds lower and vice versa. Whereas in dance music it's just a repetition of just one kick in the same velocity (well, in the majority of electronic music). Tone shaping is a different thing and I don't think he said it that way.
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Old 16th November 2016
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i think the ssl buss comp sucks on kickdrums, its not made for that role so its not really a surprise
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Old 16th November 2016
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Quote:
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Some producers like fancy stuffs sort of status symbols like a huge wall of modular or expensive big name outboard gear.

Thats ok its their money.

Some may prefer to be all in the box & save money & maybe buy a house or fancy car thats ok too.

Bottom line do you FVCK what others think
Well.. this is Deadmau5's modular rig... so...

Thats awesome! But someone could say the same thing.

"Using a $100,000.00 dollar modular rig to make dance music makes no fkin sense"

Not saying its wrong just saying...
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Old 16th November 2016
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I need Dan Worrall's comment.
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i think the ssl buss comp sucks on kickdrums, its not made for that role so its not really a surprise
I've seen it used to "glue" drum kit stems together in other genres. Then running a second one on the 2 buss. He might have heard that then tried it in an EDM context and he's bewildered why anyone would do that.
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deadmau5 said: "Using a SSL G Series Compressor on a dance music kick makes no fkin sense."

Why?

Source: https://youtu.be/dtj6dDARgfQ?t=32s
You mis-quoted him. He said "...on a dance music Kick...".
Old 16th November 2016
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he is right it is pointless...

not sure why he needed to say that I don't see everyone using a ssl type bus compressor on kick but anyway...
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Old 16th November 2016
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deadmau5 said: "Using a SSL G Series Compressor on a dance music kick makes no fkin sense."
Ok.
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Old 16th November 2016
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He's right- kick goes parallel with everyhing else. Kick stays untouched but everyhting else gets glue. Done.
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Thats awesome! But someone could say the same thing.

"Using a $100,000.00 dollar modular rig to make dance music makes no fkin sense"

Not saying its wrong just saying...
I kinda have to agree with this.
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so edgy i nearly cut myself reading this

Next time you complain about newbies not wanting to put in effort and searching first before starting topics, I'll remind you of this post.
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Does he play that rig live?


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Well.. this is Deadmau5's modular rig... so...

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Old 16th November 2016
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the context seemed to be about not needing a roomful of expensive gear and that you could make great sounds/music with a basic computer setup.

(despite the fact the promo was shot in a room filled with expensive gear)


Is it worth $90 to watch the 20 lessons? That's a different question.
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Old 16th November 2016
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The reality is, it's not worth it... until it is.

Someone will make it their sound. Some new genre will live and breathe by it and then, boom, that's the sound.

Pointless.

Do YOUR thing until your thing is THE thing.

(Side note: Deadrodent doesn't have the best track record for being a straight shooter about gear and his techniques, so take it with a grain silo full of salt).


Just my (one man's) opinion.

-Andrews
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Does he play that rig live?
Not sure if he plays anything live.. no idea, really.
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