Mixing Basics

New York Compression Trick OR Parallel Compression on Drums

Technique that was used back in the time by almost all New York producers.

This helps too beef up the drums for example.

  1. Have a drum group mix and create a send track to which the whole drum group is sent in parallel to.
  2. Set a compressor with extreme setting: for example 10:1 ration (which is almost like a limiter) and let it compress a lot.
  3. Bring up the send track until you hear how it beefs up the drum. Choose the volume level as you want.
  4. Add after the compression some EQ on the send track and beef up the Bass and the High. This gives then more bass and snap, hiss to the drums.

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