Thanks everybody. I think what got confused is what equipment is being used. Standard daw.
The only analog equipment is the limiter.
We could take the signal from track
A, the control from track B, and print on C.
I figure we could leave the
control track right where it is, no sliding,and print the entire song. Then, slide the
control track up a little and punch the one spot right when the loud part hits.
I guess I'm just wrapping my head around how to have an artistically "packed" loud song
while still keeping the soft part soft. I don't want anything to duck when the bomb drops.
Probably the trick is to not have too many things lingering over during the transition.
Lingering instruments would be heard ducking.
Even in one of the most revered
rock recordings, I can hear limiters kicking in and changing levels. "Hells Bells" by
ACDC. There's the bell of course, then that first electric, and when the kick comes in it
squashes the guitar down. They did nothing wrong, its the nature of the "limiting beast"
Gear list: If you can't find it, grind it