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I really wanna try this. Usually a LA Studio Comp gets used but I don't have the DSP left for that. I can only do the 3-Band Comp or the Deluxe. The context is distorted metal bass. Placed after IR last in chain. Can those 2 do the same as the LA Studio Comp in this context and what settings should I try? I'm no pro with regards to compression or recording and copied the settings for the Deluxe that I'm running on top of the low end portion of my signal from the internet.

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On 2/4/2023 at 1:09 PM, H3R3T1K said:

I really wanna try this


Well, do it!


What harm will it do? It's compression, it makes quiet things louder and loud things quieter. Doing it for yourself is the only way to learn.


The Deluxe Comp is similar to studio compressors like the LA Studio Comp with lots of different ratios to try out, from 2:1 right up to 20:1


The 3 Band Comp, which as the name suggests splits the input into 3 signal bands Hi, Mid, Low and each can be compressed differently. It's similar to having a compressor with 3 EQ settings, so it should be fine with your Bass.


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Hope this helps/makes sense.

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