At 4/3/11 01:04 PM, Tome89 wrote:
Okay, in order to avoid the obvious "post it in the Reason thread" reply, I've decided not to create a new thread for this:
Would anyone teach me how to compress properly in Reason? I have Reason 5 + Record 1.5.
This relates mostly to synth drums which I sample internally, but it really applies to any sound with an instant attack and quick falloff. I'm clueless as to how to get a satisfying amplitude curve, and I'm under the impression that there's something embarrassingly simple that just consistently slips my mind.
I've even made a shitty picture to demonstrate the problem:
When you say sampling internally, are you referring to the redrum, or are you placing the drum samples in the nnxt or 19 and assigning them to notes? If you're just talking redrum, I have a couple suggestions.
1. There's not a ton of great drum samples in the default pack. So the problem you may be having is not having a quality sample to start with.
2. Try running TWO kicks at once, possibly side-chaining them. In a few songs I've even run 3 kicks as my primary kick, to get that full bassy, punchy, and sharp sound I was looking for.
3. (still assuming you're using the redrum) did you try turning the length knob up for the drum? If you're uploading a preset kit, then replacing a snair or kick, it will still have the default setting of the original kit you opened, and apply those adjustments to your new selection.
4. What I do for my redrum is create a combinator, then a mixer, then a redrum, and add 8 different master equalizers, and 8 compressors, and re wire them to each output channel from my redrum back into my mixer (still in the combinator) It gives you full control over every drum sample and the effects they have. If I remember, I'll post up a picture when I get home (at work right now).
Hope this helps.