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Re: Do I Need A Compressor

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Posted by El Pájaro on April 05, 2001 at 08:24:27:

In Reply to: Do I Need A Compressor posted by Toby Meyer on April 05, 2001 at 07:51:43:

: I'm using a rack with a 150W amp. I considered buying a compressor (dbx,Behringer,...) to increas volume for slapping.

: --> GOOD IDEA / BAD IDEA ???

Hey there,

Hummm, I dunno. If all you want is more juice, then get a more powerful amp. A compressor should help you tame the fast transients of the slap attack, and you'll get a more controlled sound overall. Since a compressor, basically, makes soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer, actually you'll notice a lower volume when you slap.

Of course, this is not to say compressors aren't very helpful tools, but I don't think one of them could help you achieve the goal you're after. Buena suerte and keep your bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro

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