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A discovery: fretless + compression

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by WovenGraphite, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. In a rare moment of lucidity :eyebrow: , and to balance for my very uneven fretless playing, I decided to plug it in to a compressor.
    Wow... that made a difference (dbx 160A: -10db thresh, 4:1 ratio, attack/release are pre-programmed).
    Obviously the dynamic is a bit lost but the sound is way better...

    Am I just re-inventing the wheel here?
    Comments are welcome. Thanks!
  2. I agree and am geeting back into it. Try different compression settings for different tunes. Heavy compression for louder aggressive tunes and softer compression for slower tunes.
  3. Heavy compression? like 10:1?
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've been waiting for a single channel Ashly compressor to come along at the right price myself. I always add a touch of compression when I record and I'm finding myself with my first rig in 20 years without a compressor and I miss it a little.
  5. at a ratio of 10:1 you are no longer compressing. dont go above 8:1 if you are wanting to use a hard compression.
    high ratio and low threshold is hard compression
    low ratio and high threshold is soft compression