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Stereo Compressor

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Guitarfreak, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    All the time when I am mixing I find a use for something like this, but do not own one, nor do I know if one even exists. Imagine putting a compressor plug on a single stereo track and having the comp affect the L and R channels independently of eachother. Does such a plug exist? I am sure that they make devices capable of this, but how about software?
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

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  3. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    I've looked over the page a few times and to be honest I don't see what I am looking for. I see a stereo exciter with L and R metering, but the compressors don't cite "stereo" anywhere, and I don't see L and R metering anywhere on them either :\ Am I missing it?
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I think in Version 3 of the Antress plugins there were at least two stereo compressors which could be used without stereo link. Unfortunately, I don't see that link there. If I dig into my archives, I might be able to find the older version.
  5. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Thanks for looking Hueseph! I really appreciate it. Also thanks to jg for the link.

    Looking over the page again I realized that these are VST for windows. Considering my current situation, I would need AU for Mac.
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well. All the Antress plugs are Windows only unfortunately.

    The (Dead Link Removed)

    EDIT: I spoke too soon. (Dead Link Removed)
  7. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Why is there so much PC only stuff in the recording world these days? A few years ago I thought that the recording world was dominated by Mac?
  8. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I guess I did not read your question correctly, I thought you were looking for a compressor that worked in stereo, I got to thinking afterward that all my compressor plugs work for stereo signals however not independently on each channel. Why you would find this useful I am not sure.
    The simple solution that comes to mind is to split the left and right channel into to mono sources and adjust each accordingly. In reality most stereo (possibly MS as an exception) signals are in reality two seperate sources (two mics for example) and as sauch I would think that manipulating them seperately as mono sources then panning them correctly would be the easiest solution.
    Even most of the hardware stereo compressors are not really dual channel in the sense that they don't have seperate threshold, attack, etc. knobs for each channel, so in the end what you are looking to do would probably be done with two seperate single channel units anyway.
    GF "A few years ago I thought that the recording world was dominated by Mac?"
    It seems to me that it was more than a few years ago, more like a decade ago. Not going to get into the pc/mac debate though, nearly any plug in you purchase will be both, but when it comes to freeware the PC architecture must be easier to encode or more accessible.
  9. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Took at look at KVR's database. I don't see anything that fits directly.
    Without paying for anything, your simplest solution (I think) is to split the file into 2 mono files beforehand.

    You could always buy a PC, lol.

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