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Usually when i hear of automation I think sidechaining or eq automation, but has anyone else tried automating the amount of saturation going on in a mix? I'm talking about for more transient things like drums and stabs or plucks. I think that drums and other transient sounds can really benefit from an automated tape saturation on the master.
I know many people would probably go, "Why not just saturate the drums in their separate channel?" I think that if you do that, a lot of the harmonic content gained can be lost in even the best mixed tracks. I think though that a saturation automated on the master gives a natural harmonic boost that would apply to everything, giving a more profound punch, however would most notably be heard on the drums or other sounds that hit.
I realized this would be insanely tough for most other sounds but its really easy to be pulled off for a kick or a snare. I just used fl kick with the peak filter and routed it to Fabfilter Saturns saturation amount the same way I would a sidechain. But I messed with the kick's adsr so that the envelope looked like a triangle. That way the distortion ramps up after that initial transient and distort the beef of the drums. the results were interesting.
So has anyone tried something like this before?
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automating wave shapers and then cutting out the best bits is saturation heaven btw
if you then put those through a nice verb it can yield some unique slippery wet results
but like skiddish and rubbery
like if you threw a fat gecko at a wall and it stayed there like a poster
Ok so you have a piece of wood (maybe its a percussive hit in the making)
and you throw it at the wall.
Then you would probably be disappointed when it just hits the wall and does a half hearted creak or slightly woody boink and that was it!!!!!!
BUT WITH MY *METHOD*
It now sounds
like if you threw a fat gecko at a wall and it stayed there like a poster instead.
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