Yeah, I had steered away from parallel compression as I thought it might impinge on the ‘naturalness’. In retrospect I dont know why I thought that.
Since I currently have a MixBuzz compressor on my bench I’ll run the mix through it this evening and post the results.
LOL at that video by the way. First he biased the A/B listening by making the compressed track louder, then he tried to justify it by saying “it is actually really difficult to match the levels since by definition you are adding more audio to the signal”
Love it when he explains what post fader means -
Pro tools sends a copy of the audio post the fader down here"
But anyway, I can see how parallel compression might add a little something so I’ll try it.