Compressing individual drum sounds
I have read about talented people compressing individual drum sounds in a mix. I tend to compress the drums as a group as well as the master channel of course.
Whenever I experiment compressing individual drum sounds, I don't quite see what it is used for. The change of sound is no minimal it seems pointless.
Is there a particular reason of why it is done? Are there certain sounds where it is an advantage? I tend to use short and sharp sounds (but not gated).
I hope this makes some sense to you.