Good compressor and settings for taming a phaser?

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JerGoertz
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Post Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:29 pm

I've got a slow phaser on a piano pad, which, as you may know, can cause volume spikes as the phaser travels on its lonely sojourn up and down the frequency spectrum.

Any suggestions for a good compressor and settings to tame this? Hopefully the question isn't too vague.
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CHOOS
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Post Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:42 am

use a multiband to only affect the area where you get too big of a spike
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JerGoertz
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Post Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:06 am

CHOOS wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:42 am
use a multiband to only affect the area where you get too big of a spike
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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Ah_Dziz
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Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:06 pm

or a dynamic eq would work. you may want to try to dial back the feedback also. I find that phasers need very little feedback most of the time especially if they are used in stereo.
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JerGoertz
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Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:12 pm

Ah_Dziz wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:06 pm
or a dynamic eq would work. you may want to try to dial back the feedback also. I find that phasers need very little feedback most of the time especially if they are used in stereo.
Yeah, I did try dialing back feedback/resonance, and it helped a lot. Less for the compressor to chew on, but I'll probably need a little compression at the mixing stage.
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DJ Warmonger
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Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:32 am

I use saturation for this - high resonant spikes just hit the saturator and got clipped this way. That's for synths though, not sure about the piano.
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Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:44 am

What about high ratio and long release setting ?
That should do the job
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