#1
When I slap without a compressor it generally sounds horrible. Is this due to bad technique or bad equipment or does slapping just sound bad without a compressor?
#5
i''d say it's either technique or EQ is the problem i can sound fine slapping without a compressor in fact i hardly ever use a compressor
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i slap and pop but whats a compressor?
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i slap and pop but whats a compressor?



Kills/Lessens the dynamics of your playing, basically making the loud notes quiter, or moreso in-line with all the other notes.

Just a question to all you folks out there, does a compressor also bring up the quiet notes?
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Kills/Lessens the dynamics of your playing, basically making the loud notes quiter, or moreso in-line with all the other notes.

Just a question to all you folks out there, does a compressor also bring up the quiet notes?


Yes. A compressor raises quiet notes, and a limiter lowers loud notes.
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#9
so say i bought a compressor would i just plug it in and it would work or would i have to mess around it with it to do something
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#10
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Yes. A compressor raises quiet notes, and a limiter lowers loud notes.

That's wrong actually.

A compressor essentially 'squeezes' the signal when it breaks a certain volume threshold to make it quieter, more expensive ones have an AR envelope to determine how quick and long to kick in for and release the compression.

A limiter just prevents clipping, and can cause alot of distortion.

If you want to keep the the quieter notes louder, you'll have to play them harder. Or you could look for a realtime normalizer.
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so say i bought a compressor would i just plug it in and it would work or would i have to mess around it with it to do something


You have to set Attack, Release, Compression Ratio, Threshold and Output level for the desired effect.
#12
Ive never had to use a compressor, u could get an awsome slap tone if you EQ it right. It shouldnt sound TOO different when you use a compressor. just fiddle around with the EQ.
#13
A limiter just prevents clipping, and can cause alot of distortion.



A limiter is just a compressor with a high ratio, so it is still a form of compression.

If your compressor has an adjustable input level and threshold controls, you can drive the signal hard, and set the threshold where it causes the illusion that it is making softer notes louder, although it is still just reducing transient levels.
#14
I slap without compression. what is the point of slapping without the jumpiness?
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