I made a pretty huge experience yesterday, when I approached NY Drum Compression. I made an old school house track, and started to mix it. I a/b ed my track with some others in that genre, and couldn't get that punch and i guess "clarity", so that the drums really seem to come out. After i applied a cla 76 compressor with medium attack and fast release plus all button I felt, wow, I'm much closer to a commercial house track. And I felt I never could do that with just eq or full band compresssion. (true?)
My question is, if I fool myself at the moment or is ny drum compression the absolute standart method to get a fat, punchy and clear drum groove? Or has the signal just become louder?
kind regards, nathan