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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: Need help (Tips) with Compressor Reply with quote

have bought these: Mindprint T-Comp
http://www.mindprint.de/cms.php?scr=products&mode=1&r=p&pr_kat=6

I use it as a Stereo Master

Tell (Explain) me about:

Treshold, Ratio, Attack, Release Settings for Dance, House, Electronica Music ?

Thank you very much

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll start. The threshold setting is the level at which the compressor kicks in and alters the signal somehow. So if you set your compressor at -10 dB, it'll kick in and compress any signal stronger than -10dB, anything between -10 and 0. But if you set it at -20 dB, it'll compress a whole lot more stuff, and your signal will sound really compressed. How much is really compressed depends on the original strength of your signal, so it's useful to check where the peaks of the track are hitting and how often they hit there to begin dialing in the threshold you want. If you want more of the notes compressed, set the threshold lower. If you want just the loudest notes compressed, set the threshold higher.

For the music you're doing, you'll probably compress the shit out of some of the tracks, because compression is what produces some of the typical sounds of that sort of music. Which means a lower threshold usually.

But before you automatically deal with loud notes using a compressor, consider the simple (but time-consuming) method of reducing each peak by hand - if you're mixing using software, that is. Doing it by hand results in a track that's more controlled in terms of loudness spikes, but which doesn't sound compressed. Good for vocals, I find.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi dobro, Thank you very much.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Denyon, I just posted this is the new to recording forum:

http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=39956

cheers

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SafeandSound Mastering wrote:
Hi Denyon, I just posted this is the new to recording forum:

http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=39956

cheers


everyone go check it out.
Some good info there.

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