Drum Compression

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When it comes to mixing drums, few things have studio newcomers tearing their hair out more often than compression. Is a compressor supposed to even out the levels in a performance? Or lengthen sustain tails? Or make individual hits more punchy? Or pull up low-level details? Well, compression could do any of these things, or none of them, depending on how you set the compressor up — hence all the confusion! Read more here…