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Kevin uses this vintage compressor to get his trademark drum sound. He says, in an [interview](http://www.audiotechnology.com.au/wp/index.php/lonerism-tame-impala-in-the-studio/#) for Audio Technology: “Compressors are what make awesome drum sounds. So I have a couple of vintage compressors. One of them is a dbx 165 that’s pretty much responsible for making the drums sound like John Bonham. I got it purely by chance. I bought it just before working on Innerspeaker because I felt like I should get some boxes with knobs on them with the album budget. I thought, ‘alright, I’ll just go on eBay and get a vintage compressor.’ I didn’t even know what I was doing the first time I used it, but I put the drums through it and it sounded pumping, like hip hop — it sounded awesome."more
OverEasy® or classic hard knee compression with dbx's ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times Compression Ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity :1 to negative compression Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels Over 60 dB of gain reduction available Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression lndependent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously. New floating balanced output stage drives any load Strappable with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operatmore
I try and use it to keep my sound more even. Occasionally I will have a finger nail pluck a string and it peaks super loud. I use compression to try and hide this accident.