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use of compression through the years
Old 5th May 2011
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use of compression through the years

Phill,

It would be a pleasure to get your take on how you (and others) used drum compression/limiting in the 70s and how that changed going into the 80s and beyond. A lot of guys who recorded in the 70s (Alan Parsons, Elliot Scheiner, etc.) say they hardly ever compressed drums, and yet I believe I hear it on a lot of recordings. Thanks for your time.

Jesse
Old 6th May 2011
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Phill,

It would be a pleasure to get your take on how you (and others) used drum compression/limiting in the 70s and how that changed going into the 80s and beyond. A lot of guys who recorded in the 70s (Alan Parsons, Elliot Scheiner, etc.) say they hardly ever compressed drums, and yet I believe I hear it on a lot of recordings. Thanks for your time.

Jesse
We did not compress much in the 1970's, due to very little outboard gear. We did however record to tape at +7db and this gave a great drum sound, the louder you record the more tape compression. I very rarely compress drums - even today.
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