Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing VCA to control all compressors/busses simultaneously Reply To: VCA to control all compressors/busses simultaneously

Donald MacTavish


    I understand what he is suggesting and trying to accomplish but I wonder to what end.  For me the impact of compression of vocal mics vs instruments (Mic or DI) is very different especially when managing and preventing feedback.  For me a compressor on each sub-mix bus does the trick and I tweak as needed.  I have never had the need to drive (compressor inputs) for all channels up or down at the same time not to mention the impact on gates or expanders.  I would be curious to hear if others feel the need for this.  In the end good live sound is all about constant listening and making the adjustments to help the artists deliver a great performance of every song.