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Old 11th November 2019
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Originally Posted by kennybro View Post
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.
That's fair enough and I certainly will do all that, but I was just interested in people's views incase I want to experiment with using it while tracking. Keeping in mind, it's not the end of the world if I mess up tracking. I only have a studio for recording my own band and it's purpose is purely for that.