My snare was sounding a little weak in this gentle mostly acoustic track I was doing so I tried all the compression plugins I have to no avail. They just made it sound worse, like a nasty pop snare. I ended up just turning it up a few dbs and it helped.
anyway, any advice on either a nice gentle compressor, or gentle compression settings that makes a snare still crack but then sustain, rather than the crappy over compressed pphhhfffttt you get with most compression..??
disclaimer... i like that sound on electronic or rock tracks.. but hate hate hate it on this more gentle album I'm putting together.
love the distressor on snare. dont really use it to compress as much as I do for the tape emulation/distortion thingy and with the attack pretty slow and release pretty fast at 3:1 it just sounds like enlargement not compression.
It's about using the right compressor with maybe the right setting for what you want to acheive, want more crack slow down the attack, want more sustain speed up the release. Maybe the plug in comps your using just don't have it