recording & mixing compression questions


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Nov 22, 2011
1) Does settings change with the equipment you use? Different setting for diffrent microphones? Or is it just a general setting that is different with what you are recording
(can you tell I am lost?)

Yes, settings change all the time, different microphones, source, and intent.

2) Hardware compression or software. (why are software compression so much $$$?) Which should one use?

Either, they're all just different tools.

3) Add Compression during or after?

I always use compression very last in the chain unless it's being use for an effect instead of level control .