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  1. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    dog you know how tired i am of saying this shit...over and over again.....

    i compress mainly if layering.....and its VERY VERY VERY LIGHT.......
    and basslines.....you gotta compress basslines.......thats what allows basslines to come up on systems without adequate woofers.....

    compress samples.....thats what you should be compressing....leave the drums alone if you aint changing velocity or using multiple drum samples from a large soundbank to recreate a "live" feel
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  2. Mellow Madness

    Mellow Madness aKa sTaTiK

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    haha i agree with that.... he and others call it.. DIRTY.. lmao plz.
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  3. Arcane

    Arcane Alcoholic Roadie

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    ok, then change kanye for any of the following:

    dre
    neptunes
    just blaze
    shady
    timbaland

    or pretty much any other industry producer....compression is the most used thing out of every single tool
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  4. Nasty Chopz

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    true... compression and eq... with those 2 you can always knock out a somewhat decent mix
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  5. urban_tactics

    urban_tactics aka johnny cockram

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    If u need to do all that to ur drums then maybe u should find another sample....

    And I aint tryin to be funny...but the most I might do to the drums is shave em a lil bit with eq...but compressing them is not what I do...I hit em with some overdrive to give em some texture and crispness and then I maximize em to bring em forward in the mix and make them sound 'bigger'....maximizing is the closest to any form of compressing I will use on drums
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  6. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    no its not...the EQ is......
    compression should be left to the engineer.....not the "producer"

    you shouldnt be using compression on drums unless something NEEDS it......or your specifically trying to create some strange effect...other then that...straight forward....banging drums.....cats dont really compress much.......if they do...its VERY VERY VERY light.......

    compression is exponential......if your compressing something that was already compressed.....your killing your dynamics
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  7. MAD SKREWS

    MAD SKREWS Dear Mr.Toilet, Im Da Shi

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    Hope you aint talking about me cause I know exactly wtf i'm doing...
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  8. MAD SKREWS

    MAD SKREWS Dear Mr.Toilet, Im Da Shi

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    overdrive?.. with good compression... depending on your threshold you can manipulate diffeerent frequencies to make your shit sound fuller and cleaner vice using overdrive.. overdrive is just a bunca gain.... the maximizer is good but the overdrive is questionable.. I don't ever recall using overdrive on any beat/sound..

    Compression and EQ = Best basic tools for a quality mix
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  9. Premize Prod

    Premize Prod aka reggie kush

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    ^and eqing your drums has got you how many placements. im guessing close to none... the same beats you sold you would have without all that bullshit wannabe mixing.
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  10. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    What would be even better to do is compare beats and quality between the folks that claim to know what they are talking about in terms of compression in this thread, and then decide who really knows what they are talkin about.
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  11. MAD SKREWS

    MAD SKREWS Dear Mr.Toilet, Im Da Shi

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    i'm not about releasing shitty quality material.. since most people that purchase beats don't have the luxury to have an engineer, the beats have to sound good for them to just record on.. and for the record, i'm in the military and still managed to get some work done with pastor troy and AG from DITC.. which is more than most can say under my circumstances..
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  12. Arcane

    Arcane Alcoholic Roadie

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    trust me, everything commercial has all the dynamic range squished out of it and is compressed to shit

    load up tracks and LOOK at them...they're fucking square

    compression helps things to fit into mixes better, and when 99% of the cats here are selling beats pre-mixed, they need to learn how the fuck to use it right

    when i make a beat (which is rare), there's a compressor + eq minimum on every channel

    the only thing that will drop the "bang" out of your drums would be a quick attack time that destroys the transient (ie. the hit), so if you want a pop out of your snare, bring the attack on your compressor back to like 10-15 ms instead of having it at like 3
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  13. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    ^ thats done at the mastering stage sir
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  14. LiQuiD6

    LiQuiD6 Left hook Justice

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    yea...after the vocals are thrown on it.....as fm said...at the mastering stage
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  15. Arcane

    Arcane Alcoholic Roadie

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    uh, you mean mixing....right?

    because mastering is a whole nother level of compression/dynamics killing

    trust me, radio tracks have 0 dynamic range, they have to or they aren't loud enough
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  16. RePerCuZionZ

    RePerCuZionZ Square-Wave Creator

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    LMAO @ vocals being thrown on at the mastering stage, what kind of idiots are in this thread

    In mastering, you do NOT add anymore instruments/sounds to the FINAL MIX

    the FINAL MIX is then shipped off to the mastering house, and they MASTER the song, not add vocals on it

    Get educated before u talk like u even know what goes on in a studio environment
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  17. RePerCuZionZ

    RePerCuZionZ Square-Wave Creator

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    If i said the name Bob Ludwig, you guys probably wouldn't have a clue who i was talking about
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  18. BeatSlangaz

    BeatSlangaz 08 is not your year!

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    uhhh I didnt see any one say vocals get thrown on at the mastering stage.. So step off your high pedestal Mr. Obvious......
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  19. Arcane

    Arcane Alcoholic Roadie

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    refering to me talking about mixing
    and there you go...
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  20. RePerCuZionZ

    RePerCuZionZ Square-Wave Creator

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    ahahaha ^^^^ What he said
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