mixer's slider or compression's gain control?

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by GoldPhix, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. GoldPhix

    GoldPhix Guest

    after i use a compressor there is a level drop. it is normal of couse:) But how should I adjust the volume of a track to compensate a level drop? With compressor's gain control? But what amout? Or it is better to do with track's volume slider?

  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Depends........if you're using it as an effect to squash a track, use the compressor gain control, typically by the same amount of reduction you're applying (threshold at -10, gain at +10). If you're using it to limit peaks and prevent distortion, use the fader, but if your settings are correct, you shouldn't have to touch it anyway.

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