Listen to This: Spanking Live Drums


I have a new video for you guys today demonstrating how I typically implement parallel compression on my drums in a live mix. It’s not necessarily the way to do it, but it’s how I do it and how it contributes to the overall sound of drums in a lot of my mixes.

It’s a longer one as I demonstrate a few different compressors, the difference between using multiple groups/busses for parallel compression vs. using a wet/dry knob on the compressor, and what to listen for to make sure you’re not running into phase problems. The video is embedded below or you can view it HERE.

David Stagl

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