I saw this question asked in the sticky thread, but I believe it got overlooked...
If I want to explore more with a purpose of learning, is there any preferred "order to turn the knobs?" Yes, I know this sounds like I am just looking for instant-gratification settings, but I am really not. I am just wondering if you guys do things such as set the ratio really high, then set the threshold, and then turn back the ratio...and so on. Or is just kind of aimlessly play around until something sounds good?
I think I have a basic but by no means good hold on compression. I have spent some time just playing with knobs in a basic software compressor (Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output Gain).
By this time I am rambling a bit, but I do know that playing with the knobs would be more fruitful if I had a goal/desired effect for compressing something. I am still working on that too, but that is a whole other can of worms.
Any thoughts on the wonderful mysteries of compression?