Waves LinMB users, Question about Range function

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Dozer, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Dozer

    Dozer Active Member

    Using Waves Linear Multiband Compressor (LinMB) during mastering.
    All bands for compression.

    I have a question about the "Range" function.

    Lets say I have the range set to -2dB. This will allow only 2dB of gain reduction to be applied to the band in question. (or so I read)

    Now does this mean that, while pulling down the threshold, that once 2dB of gain reduction has been reached, that any more of "pulling down the threshold to apply more compression" will be disabled, or have no effect, once the 2dB of gain reduction (set by "Range") has been reached?

    Or put another way, a "Range" of -2dB for a given band, will only allow enough compression to get a -2dB of gain reduction, and the compression will cease at this point, even if you "pull down the threshold" more

    From the manual:

    Or does compression continue past the -2dB gain reduction, and more "pulling down the threshold to add more compression" will indeed add more compression?

    I am basically after a compression ratio of 1.1:1 for mastering purposes.

    Also from the manual:
    Thanks
     
  2. Ballz

    Ballz Guest

    If you set the range to -2db, that's the most the signal will be reduced. If you pull the threshold down more, you'll achieve this compression sooner (the compression will kick in at lower levels)

    eg: if you set the threshold at -5db, the compression will kick in when the signal hits over -5db
     
  3. Johny_JOE

    Johny_JOE Guest

    use limb in combination with L3 in chain after u have processed through limb enable L3 in chain the reuslts are very loud and good.... i m happy sometimes when i do that.... if it does'nt help sumtimes i use directly L3 in combination with DSP Fx Optimizer..
     

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