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Compression

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Quick question, it is advised that to get a kick drum (for example) to sound fatter one might use a compressor to bring up the tail end of the kick to make it sound "bigger" and to do this one could use a compressor with a slow attack and fast release and then a small amount of make up gain. However wouldn't this just make the tail end of the kick more quiet and the make up gain just bring up the overall level of the kick? sounds a bit counter intuitive...
Old 4 weeks ago
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Depending on how fast and slow you set the attack and release and depending on the settings for the threshold, ratio and knee, it can and will bring up the quietest part more than the loudest part f the kick drum sound
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Hi Guys

Quick question, it is advised that to get a kick drum (for example) to sound fatter one might use a compressor to bring up the tail end of the kick to make it sound "bigger" and to do this one could use a compressor with a slow attack and fast release and then a small amount of make up gain. However wouldn't this just make the tail end of the kick more quiet and the make up gain just bring up the overall level of the kick? sounds a bit counter intuitive...
I think you're right. If we want to change the relationship between the two surely we'd want to compress the attack and release in time for the "tail" of the kick, to the extent it has one..

Or maybe I too am missing something...?
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slow attack 200 ms release? more beater ..fast attack 5 ms release ....more shell
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Depending on how fast and slow you set the attack and release and depending on the settings for the threshold, ratio and knee, it can and will bring up the quietest part more than the loudest part f the kick drum sound
Okay so how would you set up a compressor to bring up the tail end of a kick drum?
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I think you're right. If we want to change the relationship between the two surely we'd want to compress the attack and release in time for the "tail" of the kick, to the extent it has one..

Or maybe I too am missing something...?
Exactly?!
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Okay so how would you set up a compressor to bring up the tail end of a kick drum?
dude i posted it right above you
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Okay so how would you set up a compressor to bring up the tail end of a kick drum?
Whats the audio source and how does it sound? The settings depends on thew audio. There are set settings., It depends on how fast or slow the source audio is (Tempo), sop you have to just use your ears and then use your fingers to adjust the comp settings.

Its easy. dial it in until you like the sound you hear. Its what everyone does when adjusting effects
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