Compression Head Check?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by Jessie, May 13, 2004.

  1. Jessie

    Jessie Guest

    Im trying to get my head around this.

    Is this accurate?

    Once the signal hits the compression threshold,
    the output level will follow the designated compression curve...

    Suppose we had a compression ratio of 2:1,
    When the input increases 10dB;
    The output will yield only 5db more gain.
    This can be thought of as Input to Output Gain.
    We can then use Make-Up or Output Gain
    to compensate for the dynamics processing.
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    You've got it perfectly Jessie
  3. Jessie

    Jessie Guest

    Hiow about this?

    The ratio defines the compression curve and the attack and release settings define the behavior of the compressor
  4. Pootkao

    Pootkao Guest

    Correct again. By "beharior" one could also say how quickly the compressor begins to apply the curve and how quickly it lets it go when the dB level passes the Threshold.
  5. Todzilla

    Todzilla Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    Neuse River Watershed
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    No, no, no...

    When you twist the knob thingie, it gets "whooompy"

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