I’ve been using Adobe Audition for the last couple years and all of my mixing experience has been on a computer screen. So, less familiar with signal routing in the analog realm, I was slow to pick up on ‘effects sends’. Frustrated with horrendous sounding reverbs, I finally read a few articles and learned to apply reverb to Bus A and use the send control to dial in the perfect amount (or turn up the send control and use the Bus fader). So having seen the light with reverb, I’ve been experimenting with a compressor send (not too far off of what Bob Katz refers to as ‘Parallel Compression’?). I leave the original signal dry, and lightly blend in an aggressive compressor or heavily blend in a lighter compressor. I’ve come up with some fat, pleasing sounds on vocals and acoustic guitar – my question: is this a common technique? Anyone have any tips or tricks they like to use?