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Old 22nd May 2004
Lives for gear

I've found that when mixing ITB and I insert my SSL on one of the drum subs, when the compressor sounds "right", the transient response is HUGE! There are these transients that are like 24dB above the average level. In the analog world, these get trimmed off (distorted?) by the next amplifier stage - sounds good/no problem. In digital, those transients sound bad - really bad. Red lights everywhere! Or, you have to back the level down to a point where you can't even hear that drum sub.

Thinking like an analog mixer, I put an L1 or TC MasterX after the inserted SSL to trim the peaks like analog does inherently. Not sure if I like the sound yet. It's different than what happens when I sum crazy stuff in analog.

Is this what you were referring to?