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Mimeticz
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Compression

Post by Mimeticz » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:42 am

Hey all, I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction on how to compress tracks in my songs properly and in the master. I've been watching through the tutorials but for the life of me, compression is the one thing I can't seem to get right. I know compression is used to gel things together and understand the idea of attack/release compression of it compressing slightly later in the sound or whatnot.

Could someone point me in the right direction by giving me an example how you would use compression or better yet lead me to some tutorials that will really help? I've watched many and understand a little how it works but can't seem to catch much of the differences.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Compression

Post by Tarekith » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:45 am


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Re: Compression

Post by alyx99 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:06 pm

Here is a great introduction video to Waves to using the software version of the most popular hardware compressor known to man.

http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=11299

Thanks

Alex

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Re: Compression

Post by FatherSonAndAlcohol » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:10 pm

I generally compress drums and other percussive sounds with a slow attack (10-20 ms), and I compress pads with a fast attack (0.01 to 1.0 ms). This is very general. I recommend adjusting the attack and release on the compressor to suit each sound.

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Re: Compression

Post by stonee » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:38 pm

this is by far the best article for compression on the whole wide webs.

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Re: Compression

Post by DarenBresnen » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Yes, seems to be a nice article. Will give it a read later.

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Re: Compression

Post by Tarekith » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:39 pm

stonee wrote:
this is by far the best article for compression on the whole wide webs.

Thanks!

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