Compression question: How would you level the volume of some drums if you didn't want to change the attack/sustain of the hits but just wanted each hit to be roughly the same volume?
For levelling you'd want a longer attack and release. Set them to their slowest and then adjust them back so that they ride the average volume but don't pump on individual hits. Adjust the ratio to increase or decrease the amount of levelling.
You'll never get every hit at the same level and it wouldn't sound that interesting if you could but you can use the attack and release settings of a compressor to radically change the feel of a groove. You can make a drum part sound subjectively faster or slower with a correctly set compressor.
Hey man, saw you at Rainbow closing ceremony - absolutely magical! Can I ask for some guidance towards improving my mixing skills? I understand you have to put in the hours, its surely also a case of you don't know what you don't know? So I wonder how you went about learning these things when you were a younger chap. Much gratitude for your love of music :)Ott responded on 04/11/2014 Next question
I was at Seeds of SUN saturday. You were due to start at 2:08 but didn't come on until 2:11. I'm very disappointed in you and the event organisers. If you're going to have comically precise and arbitrary set times you should at least stick to them
Thanks for playing Owl Stretching Time, I'll love you forever as promised ;)