Today we’ll cover how to use compression on a drum kit.
First things first. Just so we’re all on the same page, if you haven’t watched my Intro to Compression video, I’d suggest hopping over to that link and watching it. Like the Intro to EQ video I posted yesterday, it’s a good overview of what compression is and how it works.
Tonal Implications of Compression
Besides just being an automatic volume controller, compression is used to change, or enhance, the tone of an instrument. These tonal changes are different with every instrument, and they vary from very subtle to extremely obvious.