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Any tips on how to keep a snare (or a kick) punchy without it having too much volume? I notice when I put a limiter on the track its the snare that really causes the overall level to peak. I figure if I can keep the perceived volume of the snare but bring down its peak volume I can bring up the level of the entire track without the master limiter having to squash it too much


Ott responded on 08/09/2013
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With snare or kick compression, the compressor's 'attack' setting is most crucial.

Experiment with that and see if it gets you some of the way.

Also, try applying some soft-clipping saturation to the snare. That will increase its perceived volume without filling up your dynamic range.

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