compression tips

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by edboy7, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. edboy7

    edboy7 Guest

    IMHO compression is one of important things you have to understand or master if your gonna pursue life on audio :) pls share some tips or tricks :) ok to put little comping as in 2:1 and has a low threshold?
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    I hate to sound cryptic, but every sound, every track, every instrument, will need a different touch depending on every variable (sound, density, genre, arrangement, instrumentation).

    Twist the knobs and find out what they do, then do what sounds good on any given track.

    You can go from hard limiting (10:1 and up at the top volume) just to shave the clips off of a signal or gentle-to-smashing "always on" compression (VERY low threshold, -40dB or so at 1.1:1).

    On attack and release, the rule of thumb is "lower is slower."

    Now go play for a while.
  3. Ben Godin

    Ben Godin Active Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Charlotte, NC, USA
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    I found a great website online , i think this link will help you...


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