Basic Compression and EQ in Disco
Working on the kick, bass, guitar and horns from his track with Chris Willis: 'Top of the World', Lenny uses external plugins to compress and EQ each element. As a bonus he shows how to glue your kick and bass together by putting them into a bus and processing them with a mastering compressor.
Basic Compression and EQ in Disco: Producer Insights
We’ve put together some of his best insights for you to enjoy here:
- Acoustic kicks can give you that authentic Disco sound.
- If you are a beginner and finding it hard to understand how to use compressors and EQ’s, use the presets that they come with. They are made by experts who know their stuff.
- Check out Plugin Alliance or Waves for external plugins.
- In Disco you want to hear the strings and fingering in your bassline. Use EQ in the low mid and high mid area to accentuate these if needed.
Full Tutorial Description:
Basic compression using a DBX 160 (s) and EQ with a SSL G-Channel on:
A kick drum.
A live bass recording.
A live guitar recording.
Glueing kick and bass together by processing them in a bus with the Shadow Hills: Class A, Mastering Compressor.
Extensive Q and A section.
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