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Parallel Compression for Drums

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Parallel Compression Setup

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview

    10:20

    Learn the basics of how a compressor works and how it can affect the sound of your mix.

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    Tutorial 2

    Parallel Compression Setup

    8:14

    Luke provides a step-by-step process of how to setup Parallel Compression within your DAW.

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    Tutorial 3

    Applying Parallel Compression

    5:15

    Learn how to apply Parallel Compression to your drum tracks in a musical fashion.

Compressing Individual Channels

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    Tutorial 4

    Parallel Compression on Different Drums

    3:45

    Luke shows some different options when it comes to compressing different drum channels.

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    Tutorial 5

    Bus Send Levels

    4:35

    Luke explains how to adjust the Parallel Compression send levels within your mixer to adjust the relative mix of what is actually getting compressed.

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    Tutorial 6

    Parallel Drum Room Compression

    4:28

    Want to enhance your drum room sound? Luke explains how you can use Parallel Compression on just the room channels to make your drums sound like they were recorded in a bigger room.

Alternate Parallel Compression Workflows

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    Tutorial 7

    Adding FX to the Dry Drum Bus

    7:43

    Luke demonstrates how you can use Parallel Compression on an already processed drum track.

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    Tutorial 8

    Adding Insert FX

    3:26

    Learn how to use insert/channel FX to supplement your drum mix and the Parallel Compression channel simultaneously.

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    Tutorial 9

    Creating A Parallel Compressed Drum Mix

    2:36

    Need an overly compressed drum sound that still sounds natural? Luke explains how you can mix the "dry/compressed" signals in a way to create a compressed drum mix while still retaining the natural characteristics of the original drum track.

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    Tutorial 10

    Sidechain Filters

    2:32

    Luke explains how to use sidechain filters to adjust the frequency range that the compressor responds to.

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    Tutorial 11

    N.Y. Style Parallel Compression

    5:14

    Learn how to apply this unique Parallel Compression technique to add punch and depth to your drum mix.

3rd-Party Plug-Ins

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    Tutorial 12

    Using 3rd-Party Compressor Plug-Ins

    6:27

    Luke explains how you can use 3rd-Party compressor plugins on your Parallel Compression channel to produce different results.

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    Tutorial 13

    Using The Dry/Wet Mix Knob

    3:55

    Learn how to apply Parallel Compression directly within stock or 3rd-Party compressor plugins.

Conclusion

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    Tutorial 14

    Series Conclusion

    1:20

    Luke concludes this series with a few more thoughts on Parallel Compression for drums.

Drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to apply Parallel Compression to your drum tracks, adding musical depth and punch. Youll also learn how to compress individual channels, alternative workflows, using 3rd party plug-ins and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. Discover how to add that professional punch and impact to your drum tracks, making them stand out and groove Watch Parallel Compression for Drums now!

Drummer
Submitted 2 months ago

Parallel Compression for Drums

This is an outstanding tutorial if you are serious about learn about Parallel Compression for Drums. Thanks Groove 3. You make learning about a new skill fun!

I am a: Beginner

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Submitted 5 months ago

Simplified Parallel Compression Technique

Simple, straight-forward tutorial on Parallel Compression. Like the few repetition to reinforce understanding. Recommended as basic training for any Mix Engineer

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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    Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 1

    In volume one of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald explains a wide range of topics designed to make you a real master and addict, of XLN’s Addictive Drummer 2 virtual instrument plug-in!

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    Addictive Drums 2 Advanced Vol 2

    In volume two of this advanced video tutorial series, eDrum guru Luke Oswald covers the finer nuances, more features and functions, as well as eye-opening tips and tricks for using XLN’s Addictive Drums 2 virtual instrument!

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    Advanced Drumming Combinations & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke™ video tutorial series, drum guru Luke Oswald lays down the groove and shows you awesome drumming combinations and patterns that you can use to spice up your drumming or drum programming!

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    Creating Drum Fills & Patterns

    In this Drumstroke#TM# video tutorial series, drum master Luke Oswald reveals how to create both basic and advanced drum fills and patterns, that you can apply to both real drums and programmed drums in your DAW!

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Parallel Compression for Drums This is an outstanding tutorial if you are serious about learn about Parallel Compression for Drums. Thanks Groove 3. You make learning about a new skill fun!
Date published: 2017-01-09
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