Buss drums AND bass together for compression?

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  1. TYY

    TYY Guest

    Anyone ever do this? It seems like if I buss the bass and drums
    together to a subgroup I can get a tighter rhythm section sound. I'm
    getting about 3 dB gain reduction, so I don't think there'll be any
    artifacts in the bass track. Is this accepted mixing practice? If so,
    what types of setting do you usually use?; I've toyed with both short
    and medium attack/release times, all sounds pretty good to me...

    BTW, the song is a motownish pop/rock track.
  2. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    long thread about this not too long ago...google.com.


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  3. RL,nyc

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    tyler@dhiw.com (TYY) wrote in message news:<b6b7a391.0308310953.3854071c@posting.google.com>...
    > Anyone ever do this? It seems like if I buss the bass and drums
    > together to a subgroup I can get a tighter rhythm section sound. I'm
    > getting about 3 dB gain reduction, so I don't think there'll be any
    > artifacts in the bass track. Is this accepted mixing practice? If so,
    > what types of setting do you usually use?; I've toyed with both short
    > and medium attack/release times, all sounds pretty good to me...
    >
    > BTW, the song is a motownish pop/rock track.


    Of course you can. Lots of mix engineers compress subgroups with all
    sorts of stuff in it and fold it back into the mix. I did it today
    with drums and bass. As to settings, compressors are all different in
    their "signatures". Gotta use your ears. If it sounds good, it IS
    good (unless your ears are DUFF). Best luck.

    RL,NYC
  4. If it sounds good, it IS good.

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    "RL,nyc" <lloyd206@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:ae70fc8f.0308311638.5da69b00@posting.google.com...
    > tyler@dhiw.com (TYY) wrote in message

    news:<b6b7a391.0308310953.3854071c@posting.google.com>...
    > > Anyone ever do this? It seems like if I buss the bass and drums
    > > together to a subgroup I can get a tighter rhythm section sound. I'm
    > > getting about 3 dB gain reduction, so I don't think there'll be any
    > > artifacts in the bass track. Is this accepted mixing practice? If so,
    > > what types of setting do you usually use?; I've toyed with both short
    > > and medium attack/release times, all sounds pretty good to me...
    > >
    > > BTW, the song is a motownish pop/rock track.

    >
    > Of course you can. Lots of mix engineers compress subgroups with all
    > sorts of stuff in it and fold it back into the mix. I did it today
    > with drums and bass. As to settings, compressors are all different in
    > their "signatures". Gotta use your ears. If it sounds good, it IS
    > good (unless your ears are DUFF). Best luck.
    >
    > RL,NYC

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