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Old 5th September 2011
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Solid compressor for pads/strings

Hey guys,

I've been looking at compressors (plug-ins cause I'm poor), and was wondering what kind of comp y'all have checked out that works wells for pads/strings.
Old 6th September 2011
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Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
Hey guys,

I've been looking at compressors (plug-ins cause I'm poor), and was wondering what kind of comp y'all have checked out that works wells for pads/strings.
Well, for the most part, pads and strings houldn't need compression.

If you must compress, I'd choose a slower comp like an LA-2A.

-a
Old 6th September 2011
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The 1176 or an emulation can cover almost all basis for your compression needs.
Old 6th September 2011
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Originally Posted by DanSheetsMusic View Post
The 1176 or an emulation can cover almost all basis for your compression needs.

My thoughts are, an 1176 tends to be a much faster compressor, which tends to bite into pad and strings (and believe me, I think the 1176 is one of THE compressors everyone must have).

An LA-2A's response time is much more complimentary for pads, IMHO.

Just my experience.

-a
Old 6th September 2011
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Seems like an odd request.. A solid compressor for strings / pads.

For me, prob the last instrument I'd be compressing. Lol. Well, maybe a touch, but nothing 'solid'
That's what an envelope generator is for. (assuming your talking from a synth perspective)
Old 6th September 2011
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Strings and pads don't usually need compression. If you want to control their dynamic range (i.e. hear them all the time) use a good easy to set up limiter (like the L2).

If you want to sidechain to pump the strings, any comp with a sidechain will do.
Old 6th September 2011
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But it is a good question.... Cause when I read it I wondered myself.

If you talk hardware. I like an FMR audio RNC on keyboards.
Old 6th September 2011
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That API SSL is NICE.
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