Hmm.. so I boosted the hell out of the higher frequencies of my 808... got it sounding dope. Then I put the compressor on it and it doesn't sound the way I want it to. :/ I have to compress it so IDK what I should do?
Maybe I'll try a multiband compressor.
EDIT: Hmm... with the multiband compressor if I hit some notes the db meter will go off the charts... I guess I can get away with light compression just to level out the db
1) I remember Timbo or some big shot producer saying to get those drums hitting hard you compress, compress, and then compress.
2) (Probably the more important reason) is when I push certain notes the volume is way too loud, and others not so much. Light compression seems to keep everything under control.
EDIT: Heyy you know what.. Instead of taking Lex Luger's 808s... I decided to go through my TR808 kit and I eq'd.. overdrived.. little bit of compression... and dayumn son! Where'd you find this??? This sh*t sounds CLEAN AS F*CK. Only problem is the longest TR808 bass drum I have isn't that long. I need to go and find a long sample and then do what I just did.