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New York trick: Adding punch to your drums

Posted by Giacomo on February 16, 2012
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Learn how to better the rythm section in your mixes by applying smart compression techniques to

your tracks. In this videoblog brought to you by SAE Online you will learn about the infamous New York Trick.

The New York Trick is a form of upward compression, achieved by mixing an unprocessed ‘dry’ signal with a heavily compressed version of the same signal. Hence, it reduces the dynamic range by bringing up the softest sounds, adding sonic detail. It is most often used on stereo drum bus recording and mixdown, and on vocals in live concert mixes.

By careful setting of attack and release times on the compressor you may causes the signal to “pump” or “breathe” with the song, adding its own character to the sound.

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