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G70 (mastering,compressor)

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G70 (mastering,compressor) #6580
What is the company's opinion in relation to the MASTERING COMPRESSOR function? Do you think it should be activated or not? Thanks
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G70 (mastering,compressor) #6581
I never used it... But I was trying as hard as possible to sound like a live band, not a highly compressed CD.

However, I did find that the ROM styles could sometimes sound a little unbalanced without it on the default settings. This came from the compressor masking underlying bad mixing (it’s a bad idea to mix with strong compression on everything!). So I remixed some of the styles with the Makeup Tools so they sounded better without the compression on.

The only time I ever turned the compression back on was if I was being asked to perform VERY quietly, and it helped tame the dynamics a bit.

But, as a live music fan, I find arrangers already fairly lacking in dynamics, so anything that even further reduces that is not what I’m looking for. But for you, it is going to have to be your decision... use your ears! What do YOU prefer?

There is also the sound system you play through as a factor... a nice powerful fairly flat PA can handle an uncompressed sound, but if you are playing through maybe small home speakers or even worse, computer speakers, yes, a fair bit of compression is probably needed to avoid damaging your speakers and keeping the volume up.

But I still recommend mixing styles and UPG’s with the compression off. It is easier to compress a well mixed sound than to quickly correct a bad one when you occasionally turn it off!
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BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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G70 (mastering,compressor) #6586
Hello Diki. Thank you very much for your opinion, for me it is also mine. It is always beneficial for our work to be able to speak to someone who can enliven us and or advise, or even teach.


However, I would like to ask you once again regarding SRX expansion cards. What card do you recommend to insert in my G70 Ver. 3 so that it becomes even more POWERFUL ?! I work solo, play and sing, I would like you to give me your opinion.


Nelio Pinto
www.np-musico.blogspot.com
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G70 (mastering,compressor) #6589
I had three SRX cards (SR-G01, the strings one and the -07 keys one), but the one I found most useful and still have to this day is the SRX-07 Ultimate Keys card. Strangely enough, although there are many excellent keyboard sounds, the main reason I found the -07 essential was the excellent collection of really fat basses in a variety of types and articulations.

One criticism I always had of the G70 was that the electric basses needed a fair bit of EQ to be nice and fat (something notably fixed in the BK series) and were tricky to dial in without getting tubby. But the 07 card has a large selection of electric basses (Marcus Miller’ and Abe Laborial’s basses we’re both included!) and patches that did some useful tricks like going from finger style to slapped using velocity, something still unavailable in the BK’s ROM.

It is amazing how fuller and rounded the G70 sounds when you replace your styles and SMF’s ROM bass tones with these better ones. Plus it also helps avoid the mistake of fattening up the main EQ to help the basses, which would make most other well balanced sounds (piano, brass, strings etc.) too bass heavy.

It also has MUCH better clavs, an amazing electric 12 string (for you Byrd’s and Beatles fans!), some better B3 samples (for using in styles that can’t use the HB section), a ton of wonderful (and weird!) synth sounds and a host of other cool stuff.

But the main thing is those basses... truly transformative!

(BTW, would you mind asking separate questions in a separate thread in future? This helps everyone more easily find answers to questions they have by looking at the thread title... Thank you!)
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