Compressor: Resume

A compressor is simply an automatic volume fader.
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Compressor: Resume

Post by FreakyBlue » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 am

When you use compression on your mix remember:
  1. A compressor is simply an automatic volume fader. You can use it to turn down the loud parts of a track while simultaneously turning up the quiet parts of a track - automatically! Read more ...
  2. Consider slower attacks and faster releases for the most natural results. To create more fatness, do the opposite. Read more ...
  3. Set the threshold and ratio so you see 3-6db of gain reduction. Both knobs are interconnected, so adjust accordingly while watching the gain reduction meter. Read more ...
  4. Consider some gentle compression on the mix buss. Some slow attack, fast release, compression on the master fader can tighten up your mix in seconds. Read more ...
  5. Parallel compression is a powerful secret. Extreme compression on a copy of a track, blended in with the unaffected original is the secret to that in your face and yet natural sound. Read more ...
  6. Avoid the 3 big compression mistakes: using too fast of an attack, setting the threshold too low, and not watching the the threshold and makeup gain knobs on presets. Read more ...
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