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Adrian Hall sound clips.

The drum subgroup compression example is switched in/out every 2 bars. I love how it brings the room up and adds energy, the whole thing feels more exciting, like the drummer is just hitting that little bit harder. (Settings; attack = 10ms, release = 100mS. GR peaking 5dB).
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The stereo acoustic guitars compression is switched in/out every 4 bars, or once around the chord sequence. I love how the DBC adds tone and evens out the dynamics in the playing a bit, without affecting the top end and openness of the sound. (Settings; attack = 25, release = AUTO, GR peaking 5dB).
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The following Soundcloud clips are the DBC-20 processing loops. The compressor is switched in and out every 4 bars, starting with it switched out.


9090 drum machine loop

DBC-20 settings; Attack FAST, Release 200MS, HARD, FLAT. Peak gain reduction on meter (G.R.M.) = 16dB.
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9090 drum machine loop

DBC-20 settings; As in clip 1 but with the compressor changed to SOFT mode. G.R.M. = 16dB.
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9090 drum machine loop

DBC-20 settings; As in clip 1 but with the compressor changed to SOFT and BASS mode. G.R.M. = 7dB.
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tempest synth loop

DBC-20 settings; Attack 15MS, Release 100MS, HARD, FLAT. G.R.M. = 16dB.
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male vocal

The DBC-20 processing a vocal track. Note that there is up to 12dB of gain reduction occurring but it does not sound stressed.
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acoustic guitar

A stereo acoustic guitar being processed by the DBC-20 adding some nice harmonics to the sound.
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full mix

To demonstrate the fast attack, this track with a prominent snare drum sound is compressed by the DBC-20, pulling in the snare and adding a nice glue to the rest of the track.
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