Anyone do this? We're looking to tweak our chain somewhat, and one of the more obvious things is to go ahead and compress some of those quick transients out on the cut side of foley and footsteps.
This could potentially keep some of the more interesting subtle stuff in a better spot relative to the harder peaks and make it easier/better on the mix side.
We already cut through a bit of a highpass and sometimes a little expansion, and we tend to have the mic at a relatively far distance (sometimes 3-5 feet away) in order to get perspective and tone right.
What's your foley chain? What's your experience with using compression or limiting on the input chain?
edit: I'm cutting in a very quiet space. my mixer is the one encouraging the compression.