This is a bit of an aside, but on the note of audible pumping - is it a stylistic thing in pop music to go apeshit with pumping global compressors these days?øøøøøøø wrote: ↑Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:47 pmIf "audible pumping" is what you want, you can try pressing down multiple ratio buttons (if you're using plug-ins, it's usually some sort of shift-click; if hardware I like pressing 4:1 and 20:1 at the same time). Also a Level-Loc/Level-Or (or Devil-Loc plug-in) can get you to pumping. Try it in parallel, it can certainly make a vocal sound stylized in an exciting way
I avoid all pop music like the plague, but the other day I heard a track by some sort of major/successful artist, and I swear the synths were fading out by like 15-20dB with every beat of the kick drum, which was playing straight quarter notes for the entire chorus. Wish I could remember the track, but it sounded like something I'd have done when I was 13 years old fucking around with a pirated copy of Cubase and discovering compression for the first time. I was genuinely shocked at how it just sounded shittily mastered rather than like a deliberate aesthetic choice, but maybe it was?