Are you tired of singers who want you to keep adding more compression to their vocals?
Did you (or your client) hear a nasty rumor that ALL vocals are supposed to be slamming the meter on the compressor?
Rather than trying to accomplish all your “squishing” with just one compressor Fab Dupont shows you how to use multiple compressors, in a more civilized manner, to get a great compressed tone and level without such a smothered sound.
From peak limiting to gently compressing, Fab goes deep into the art of compression. He shows you how to compress vocals using both the classic holy chain of vocal compression (1176 into a LA-2A) and a powerful modern day compressor (the Dangerous Music Compressor).
Then Fab follows his ear and turns a compressor into a de-esser using the compressor's sidechain input.
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ChakaMalik •Sunday, August 14, 2022
Nice reminder that modern tools are just as and sometimes more valuable than romanticized vintage recreations and original vintage hardware.
ronnie.m •Friday, December 10, 2021
So is it safe to say I can now start a 1176 of fastest attack and release for peak control or will those settings only work on some vocals & not most? The other mentor on here says he uses the slowest attack and fastest release all the time so which one is more accurate? I do rap and r&b btw. I'm struggling with this part. Pls help! :-(
billabong859 •Sunday, February 28, 2021
This video seems a bit hasty, and not as thorough as other ones.
studiosix •Sunday, August 11, 2019
Dig the comparison between the vintage and the dangerous.
cmbourget •Sunday, February 3, 2019
What are the double connections of the Dangerous (to use the two channels in dual from the mono)? Directly Left out to Right in? Or 2 separate inserts?
kuzeyyildirim •Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Highlands Recording Arts •Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Alo Fab! how did I miss this video? I am now de-essing through my Dangerous compressor as you suggest, with a side chain (And being very careful with the color circuits of the Dangerous 2 Bus Plus, lest you put a curse upon me for seven generations!
soundspace2001 •Thursday, December 8, 2016
Very helpful. Unfortunately I do not own a Dangerous Compressor. Is the UAD Manley Stereo Variable MU Limiter Compressor Plug-In also regarded as a transparent Plug-In compressor? What I did not understand Fab: you suggest to double the vocal track and then De-ess the doubled track. Does this mean you leave the original track with the 1176 and the LA-2A untouched concerning the S-sounds?! Aren't the S-sounds still hearable in the original track? And why not put the De-Esser on the original track instead of making up a second track only to De-Ess? I did not catch that up ... :-(
mauritsholm •Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The video isn't working at the moment.
styner84 •Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Fab, you are the best audio production teacher ever. you give us exactly what we need to know and nothing else! thank you
Fratel •Sunday, April 3, 2016
I just can´t believe : 14USD for a single merchandise...most be free..
miguelroja •Monday, February 8, 2016
Is a genius! and very fun teacher
Saul Santilli •Monday, December 14, 2015
Great video, thank you.
alfranchi •Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Please in Spanish or Portuguese! =)
69bluesman •Thursday, August 6, 2015
Both methods work great for me! And Fab is right...the Dangerous Comp IS pretty magical, if you can bite the bullet and get it.
Never tried the dbx160 on vox...interesting.