I love compression.
I think it’s is a fabulous tool.
Also, I HATE over-compression. (Too much of a good thing and all.)
That said, compression is one of the most enjoyable tools I use during recording and mixing.
And here are some of my favorite uses:
I haven’t found a bass track that doesn’t love to be squashed. Compression helps even out the performance and create a big, thumpin’ bass track. (more…)