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beast093 15th November 2016 07:06 PM

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

Melvin J. 15th November 2016 07:41 PM

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.

rockreid 15th November 2016 07:51 PM

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.

Coorec 15th November 2016 08:08 PM

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.

Deleted b598644 15th November 2016 08:11 PM

Who?

ak75 15th November 2016 08:12 PM

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

NEXUS-6 15th November 2016 08:23 PM

Just one guys opinion the only rule I fallow is if it sounds good use it.

Cornish1999 15th November 2016 08:35 PM

Really?? I best stop right now then...

djugel 15th November 2016 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEXUS-6 (Post 12256385)
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.

NEXUS-6 15th November 2016 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djugel (Post 12256412)
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 peachh

MONO.xID 15th November 2016 09:25 PM

Listening to deadmau5 makes no fckin sense.

[email protected] 15th November 2016 10:29 PM

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...

biggator6 16th November 2016 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEXUS-6 (Post 12256429)
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 peachh

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

http://www.modcan.com/mainImages/bphoto/deadmau5.jpg

BM0 16th November 2016 03:01 AM

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!

homesweethome 16th November 2016 03:08 AM

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.

jude 16th November 2016 05:12 AM

i think the ssl buss comp sucks on kickdrums, its not made for that role so its not really a surprise

NEXUS-6 16th November 2016 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggator6 (Post 12257026)
Quote:

Originally Posted by NEXUS-6 (Post 12256429)
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 peachh

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

http://www.modcan.com/mainImages/bphoto/deadmau5.jpg

Thats awesome! rockout 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...

Oldtricks 16th November 2016 07:38 AM

I need Dan Worrall's comment.

jazzcabbage 16th November 2016 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jude (Post 12257212)
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.

pr0gr4m 16th November 2016 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beast093 (Post 12256145)
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...".

SWAN808 16th November 2016 10:53 AM

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...

Don Solaris 16th November 2016 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beast093 (Post 12256145)
deadmau5 said: "Using a SSL G Series Compressor on a dance music kick makes no fkin sense."

Ok.

souljahh 16th November 2016 12:46 PM

He's right- kick goes parallel with everyhing else. Kick stays untouched but everyhting else gets glue. Done.

biggator6 16th November 2016 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NEXUS-6 (Post 12257316)
Thats awesome! rockout 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.

Yoozer 16th November 2016 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deleted b598644 (Post 12256352)
Who?

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.

Deleted User 16th November 2016 04:06 PM

Does he play that rig live?


Quote:

Originally Posted by biggator6 (Post 12257026)
Well.. this is Deadmau5's modular rig... so...

http://www.modcan.com/mainImages/bphoto/deadmau5.jpg


oldgearguy 16th November 2016 04:14 PM

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.

Dirty Halo 16th November 2016 04:33 PM

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

biggator6 16th November 2016 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zaphod Betamax (Post 12258048)
Does he play that rig live?

Not sure if he plays anything live.. no idea, really.

raffivegas 16th November 2016 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deleted b598644 (Post 12256352)
Who?

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...t4eWCDKcMu.jpg