How to Use the New York Compression Trick in Pro Tools


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Using the New York compression trick

There is a great trick that really punches up the drum sound without adding more compression to the individual tracks. It's something I call the New York Compression trick because when I was first starting out every mixer in New York used it on their mixes. Now everyone uses it, so it's not that exclusive to New York City anymore, so we can just call it by its more academic name--parallel compression. In this movie I am going to show you how the New York Compression trick is set up. The trick centers around an additional drum subgroup that has a compressor with some rather extreme settings inserted into the signal path. Once the subgroup is set up and the compressor is kicking, the subgroup fader is gently raised until it's just barely heard underneath the original drum mix.

If you want the drums punchier, just add set more subgroup level. So you can see here I have a drum subgroup set up. This is called from Drum Comp. What I am going to go first is I am going to add a comp...

Using the New York compression trick
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Using the New York compression trick provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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