The Rolling Stones
Compression The piano hook steps up to the call to psychedelia. It has an unnatural attack and almost no decay. The notes sound synthesized, but the instrument is unmistakably an actual piano. Heavy compression is all it takes -- low threshold, high ratio.
Turns out, one of the most clicked pages here at recordingology is a review of the math behind square waves. While it is an essential part of understanding how complex…
The good folks at Sound on Sound — always an audio must-read — offer up this bit of time travel.