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Old 15th October 2011 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by KT1 View Post

In my opinon Distortion is the first port of call when trying to bring harmonic content to a kick drum. It is a staple of my drum engineering - more so than compression. In fact i rarely use compression on a kick. Ocassionally i will apply some comp to the drum buss but rare. When recording audio (live drums) i may use comp on way in...

We're on the same page. I like the compression curve on the Decapitator for the "A" setting with kick drum, if I want a low endy kick. If I want the mids to pop I like the "E" setting. I don't like the compression curve quite as much, it's a little too rounding, but it jazzes up the mids really well.

I use it for excitement and compression at the same time.