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My first major victory with compression!

My first major victory with compression!

Postby Sonicade » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:30 am

woohoo! I made my first major victory with effective drum compression tonight! :D This clears up something that has eluded me for quite some time. Secret to Groove = sample shape/length and compression! Not necessarily bpm/timing! I've always tried to build beats with a tight groove by toying with bpm tricks. However to really get that tight groove you've gotta shape the drum samples with compression!

I'm sure some of you are already familiar with compression but for those who aren't, it can have a big impact on the production quality of your music! :D

Overview of how compression works
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Postby paulnewns » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:20 am

Compression is king Mr 'Cade.
King of beats especially.
If anyone is familiar with Norman Cook (aka fatboy slim) I read an interview with him and one of the questions was 'what is the secret to your beats....' - 'compression, compression, compression....'
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Postby organic io » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:15 am

Cade, I don't see a link to your song! How could you leave us out in the cold like this! I demand at least an mp3 snippet :D
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Postby chunter » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:51 am

Gates help too. Ask anyone that's ever had to help Phil Collins.
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Postby Sonicade » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:55 am

organic io wrote:Cade, I don't see a link to your song! How could you leave us out in the cold like this! I demand at least an mp3 snippet :D

Well I wouldn't want to leave anyone freezing out in the cold!
Problem is I'm trying to make something longer than an mp3 snippet heheh.

Here are examples of what my drums sounded like pre and post compression.
Before Compression: http://sonicade.com/t/precomp.mp3
After Compression: http://sonicade.com/t/poscomp.mp3
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Postby organic io » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:08 am

Nice and pimp :D Keep it up and let us hear the final product sometime
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