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Old 19th November 2019
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Cesarnsanchez View Post
what would be the old school approach (when it was all analog)
it still is all analog down here. so to answer your question.

the desk has a hi pass filter which deletes the very low frequency content. much like you are doing in software. there is an analog Eq in the console which is used to adjust the tonal character, and then it gets bussed out to an analog Compressor.

so, Hi pass, EQ, comp. thats old school standard.

some engineers put the EQ after the comp, but doing it that way forces the comp to work harder, dealing with rogue frequencies that will later be removed.

sometimes, if i am getting all Trick, i do the following

Hi pass, EQ, Comp, EQ, Tape or DAW

analog all the way.