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Old 26th August 2007
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i only use compressors when going for a specific sound or working with some unexperienced singers. its undoable, so i usually like it better to do the compression during the mixing stage. i guess the world class sounds come from worldclass singers and a good chain. the magic vodoo is prolly not compression its riding a fader during the vocal performance. but this way you really gotta know whats going on. 99.9% of the time, the people i work with, thats not doable.
using compression to achieve a higher level is kinda sensless during recording imo.
headroom doesnt matter in those modern daws, if you use compression during recording, during mixing etc. you might gain a higher level but u raise the noisefloor as well.
good luck