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Old 11th November 2019
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Originally Posted by gravyface View Post
Ah ok. Yeah I don't track with compression on drums at all.
Right. Don't track drums with compression, especially if you are asking what to use on which. Learn what works by applying in the mix, not by printing your compression experiments.

I often find that a compression on a drum that sounds good in solo or basic tracks doesn't work in the more finished mix. If I'm compressing a drum, it's the last thing I do. And certainly, as psycho suggests, after exp/gating for some isolation. Especially snare, as the hat can get loud and nasty, throwing the whole drum balance.