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So, Mix Bus Compression, Making the most of that SSL COMP? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 14th September 2011
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***Adam's version of making the most of an SSL comp***

Un patching it
good answer
Old 14th September 2011
  #32
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+1 on the 30ms attack for already compressed stuff. Auto-release most of the time.

I tend to like 4:1 best.
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Unless, you're doing classical music.

Then 30:1 is better

(Print and run through again for triple pianissimo).

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Old 14th September 2011
  #33
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yeah man...bypass that thing and listen to that great mix you did! punch is not how I would describe anything about that comp...when it works it REALLY works...but maybe 1 in a hundred for me...and it's more of a bottom tightner / tops euporia type thing...mostly never wanna lose the bottom that way...some guys make that thing sing...not me with rock bands and no samples.
Old 14th September 2011
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If i recall, here is a workaround to routing things other than the stereo bus into the c200 bus comp via the mix matrix. It's a bit of a pain in the ass tho. I would have to be sitting in front of the thing to describe how to do it.

Advanced routing on that thing is a PITA with the delay compensation and all that crap.
Old 14th September 2011
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Totaly depends on material/track !!

I tend to have the ratio @ either 2:1 or 3:1

Then try this:

attack to .30
release auto

Then set the threshold so its doing about 2-3db of compression for starters.

Go back to your attack and try all the settings ! I increase the threshold as the attack gets quicker. So all attack times have roughly the same amount of reduction.

How do they sound?, what sounds best to you !!

Once you have set your attack try all the different release times and pick one which sounds best !

Adjust the threshold again, see how that sounds !

Your just trying to find that sweet spot for each track !!

Sometimes bypass is the magic ingredient !heh
Old 14th September 2011
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Thanks guys all useful

At the mo i am using the SSL G COMP with attack at 12.2ms coz i can on this C200 version and release at 240ms (1/16th note) with minimal compression...

and i strapped the red 3 on after barely touching .....

oh and i backed off the level on the stereo bus so i had a bit more headroom.....

sounds awesome
Old 14th September 2011
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***Adam's version of making the most of an SSL comp***

Un patching it
Yeah buddy, looking for the like button. Then I remembered this isn't facebook.
Old 14th September 2011
  #38
Since nobody said it, I'd like to mention that there's a big difference in the auto release behavior when you compare hardware SSL buss comp against C200/Soundscape/Duende buss comps.

Software's release behave much faster than hardare when set to auto.
Old 14th September 2011
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I tweaked my SSL comp a bit and added a 100Hz sc and a 55ms attack time.
Now I love it.

Setting:
55sm attack
auto release
4:1
about 4dB reduction
does wonders on bass heavy material
Old 15th September 2011
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Since nobody said it, I'd like to mention that there's a big difference in the auto release behavior when you compare hardware SSL buss comp against C200/Soundscape/Duende buss comps.

Software's release behave much faster than hardare when set to auto.
Agreed!
Old 15th September 2011
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Since nobody said it, I'd like to mention that there's a big difference in the auto release behavior when you compare hardware SSL buss comp against C200/Soundscape/Duende buss comps.

Software's release behave much faster than hardare when set to auto.
i guess thats the reason i even started this thread coz the c200 g cmp is software emulation right?

i cant seem to find an auto release setting and try to avoid using auto release anyway...
Old 23rd July 2012
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***Adam's version of making the most of an SSL comp***

Un patching it
Ohhhhhh snap.

JROD
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