James, Dan and Julian are discussing compression and reverb this week. They talk about parallel compression and ask whether it gets over-used. They talk reverb - what are their go-to reverbs and are there any they overlook? They answer your questions, share community feedback, and their finds of the week.
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- Parallel Compression - How often is it used as a cop-out for people using their compressors way too hard?
Reverb - What's cool? What do we like? Anything which doesn't get the attention it deserves?
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- Bastiaan de Waard - Asks whether we do any merchandise?
Questions From The Community
- Garrett Miller - has a question about workflow when using Slate ML-2s and VMR
- Toby Frisk - wants our advice on slaving a second computer to Pro Tools for exta processing power.
Source Connect Now
As you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other. We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.
Find Of The Week - Sponsored By UJAM
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- Julian - Roland Cloud Instruments
- James - Audio Technica ATH-M60x Headphones
- Dan - His Rosewood Telecaster