I do a parallel compression and reverb on every song I mix. I’m confuse about this so important subject. Congrats! Listening to the full song at the end of the first hour. I am using a focusrite 18i8 4 input interface. I use both methods depending on just about everything else that's going on. Learn ReaEQ and how to use it on the drum mics, Learning ReaComp, take volume automation and parallel compression, Using the ReaVerbate plugin for space and depth in the mix, Drum bus, mix bus, and parallel compression with ReaComp. I’m sold on Reaper over my ProTools system that I’ve been using for over 35 years. The REAPER Blog participates in affiliate programs by Amazon and Plugin Boutique/Loopmasters. not too often, I’ll use RMS size if I’m trying to copy the sound of a different compressor. Hope that helps and hope that Jon approves of this comment. The original was dry without any fx, the 2nd was with a compressor fx. He duplicated an audio drum track. Drum bus, mix bus, and parallel compression with ReaComp. I am having the same problem, except you mentioned RComp working. This is done by setting up an aux track where you'll send various channels from the drum kit to be processed, then blended in parallel with the rest of the drums. Just what I was looking for- keeps me from having to render and re-render. thanks To thicken and liven up the sound of the drums, it's very common to add parallel compression. By moving the dry/wet knob of the fx plug-in you are able to add the desired amount of parallel compression. Electricthing- did you ever find a resolution to your phasing issue? I heard Parallel compression can improve the tone. Didn't go through the whole thread, but if you're having phasing issues with the dry/wet knob, it's because the dry signal path isn't latency compensated for some reason. Compression for Bass 8 of 10. Side note: when I want to create a buss, like a drum buss, I usually just put all of the individual drum channels into a folder track. The workarounds suggested in this post make it impossible to mix in real time without moving all of my drum tracks from their original positions, which makes me nervous, or rendering my sidechain tracks which is a PITA if you want to continue to make changes to the settings. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Instead in Reaper it is much simpler to create a track with the effect on it at 100% wet as normal, and then use sends to the track to control everything. That's the very point of folders, it's completely clear that child tracks always route to the parent and the routing matrix is still a valuable device to manage all tracks that are not in folders. You can do it in many ways, especially in Reaper. Back to the OP. Using ReaComp on Bass Guitar. Folder tracks are obsolete and clumsy to use at this point in time as you cannot move them around on the mixing board, and they make the routing matrix useless. Folders are dedicated bus tracks from before Reaper had 'universal' tracks to use however you want. Thanks for the suggestion and thank you for taking the course! Been a long time but I'm still having this problem, that the wet/dry knob is a way to do parallel processing without using extra tracks. Zoom in and note the offset from the original. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use aux send in Reaper. Affiliate links are clearly marked. If I want a send effect like reverb or delay, Then I set that extra track as a send effects track. Learn how your comment data is processed. When I first started using REAPER I was very intimidated and amazed in knowing that I had a TopNotch DAW to work with but had a vague idea as to how to take advantage of all it offered. mmmh, yes it's the same if you want to apply a parallel compression to a clean track without any other processing on it. Hi Barry, not to take away from Jon here, in fact, I think I saw some positive feedback from Reaper and/or Reaper Blog on the following video series by Mike Dalgadio: https://youtu.be/EfZ6UxFujx4 You kind of want to avoid the wet/dry control in the plugin anyway for parallel work. It's a matter of taste, I think. However this is not only limited in Reaper DAW but could also be implemented in any DAW software. There's only one instance of the Comp either way, and I don't believe that the "extra" track adds enough CPU usage to bother thinking about. Render a small section. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Andreas Ö. January 28, 2014 at 4:57 am. I can't seem to lock down how far out it is timing-wise. Is there any chance a Reaper course for Voice Over and its intricate editing procedures will be offered? Common audio mixing application of this technique includes parallel compression and implementing effects on … For my purposes the routing is simpler while having the same ability. Or is parallel processing only eq and compression. Aha! Really too much for my lazy mind. Thank You. Compression for Guitars 9 of 10. I am not sure, but I think doing it your way you have a higher CPU usage ?! But after taking these Beginner Courses I feel more confident and have began to practice and explore. Then you can simply mix between them and/or go back and easily solo or mute parallel elements and so forth. Hi and thank you for all the work done with the course and the uploads, I’m a student of Electroacustic Music Composition at the 1st Academic year on a Conservatory in Italy and i enrolled in this series of courses because i use this DAW for music production and i wanted to know more about it, you did really a good job with all the explanations and the tutorial i’ve seen and i’m really excited to follow all the course in this blog, if it can be helpful i would suggest just a more precise explanation of the shortcuts you use to open automations and other parameters during the works, but just if we want to be really critics ahahaha, Really thank you for all the works and the upload of the 3rd part of the beginner course that i’ve just see. As a Plugin Boutique and Loopmasters affiliate I earn commission from purchases through links on this site. Parallel Compression in REAPER. If you're having phasing problems with a parallel bus (due to the phase shifts introduced by whatever plugin you're working with): Just tried again with the different routing and still the same issue. You can use this technique on ANY instrument including vocals, bass, electric guitars, whatever! and you have to create 4 tracks (2 Audio and 2 Busses) only for adding fx to drums.I am just thinking of the best way to reduce CPU usage... Ok, you apply a compressor as a send / return fx and you do it twice. I just like using some of the better New York Compression VST's. to you for explaining so clearly and sharing this knowledge. HoRNet FatFet CM uses and old oversampling algorithm when the HQ mode is activated that had phasing issues in the antialias filters, so if you are doing parallel compression and want that sound, just turn off HQ and the phasing should go out. 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