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Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by lobsterinn View Post
That's just the singles. Most of the album are his original mixes.

When you are recording distorted guitars, mic'd bass amps, and a very consistent drummer like DG, why use a bunch of compression anyway?
Same as for everything - to shape the tone. Grohl, good a drummer as he is, cannot make a snare drum sound the same as applying a compressor to bring up the tail (for example). He can't make his kick drum modulate the mix so there's a slight duck everytime it hits.

Compression isn't just about levelling things!