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Old 01-20-2021, 05:26 PM
Gordon Currie Gordon Currie is offline
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Originally Posted by SprintBob View Post
One of the articles that made some sense to me was looking at compression where a solo instrumental player is using percussive techniques as the percussion can create transients that benefit from compression to smooth out the recording.

I’ve got a “heavy” thumb that I am always trying to tame and perhaps compression could be used to smooth it out in the mix rather than EQ’ing?
Check into multiband compression. You can divide the signal into frequency ranges and set compression differently for each range. (Similar to side-chain compression, but more versatile.)

It can be amazing how effective a small bit of compression in a narrow range can be in tamping down problems.

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