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Originally Posted by Space1999 View Post
I usually don’t compress when tracking. There is an insane amount of headroom nowadays, why would you need to? Really taking your time and being picky about mic placement and not just jamming a mic at every sound source can certainly eliminate the need for a lot of EQ.

Pat
Not disputing the need for good mic placement...
The use of compression may well have its root in a bygone necessity: headroom, s/n ratio, etc., but the resulting aesthetic may well be something someone might want to recreate.