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1176 Parallel Compression

1176 Parallel Compression Settings – Crunchy, Warm, Tight Compression

The 1176 is a FET compressor that’s been a key component in hit after hit for the last 50 years. You might use it on drums and vocals already, but are you getting the most out of it? If you’re not using it for parallel compression, the answer is no. But don’t worry, that’s about …

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Protools Parallel Compression

How To Parallel Compress in Pro Tools (Everything You Need To Know)

Parallel compression, also known as “New York compression,” is a powerful technique used by audio engineers to add depth and impact to their mixes. With parallel compression, a duplicate copy of the original audio signal is heavily compressed, often using high ratios and fast attack times, and blended back in with the uncompressed signal. This …

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compressor ratio

What Is Ratio In Compression? (Explained With Sound Examples)

Compression ratio is the level of gain reduction that takes place in relation to the input signal. The higher the ratio the more compression that takes place. What Is Compression Ratio? Getting the right ratio is crucial for creating natural dynamics. If for instance you’re placing a compressor on a mix bus you may want …

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guitar compression settings

The Perfect Compression Settings for Guitar Every Time

Mixing guitars is hard. When compressing guitars, there are a lot of things that you need to think about to figure out how to approach it without obliterating the performance. Because this is a particularly complicated subject, we’ll talk about the reasoning behind compressing guitars so that next time you get guitars, you’ll know what …

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diode bridge compressor

What Is An Diode Bridge Compressor? How Does It Work? And What Should You Use It On?

While compression is fundamentally the process of balancing the loudest and softest parts of an audio signal, different types of compressors operate in different ways. The five main types of audio compressor circuitries serve as the basis for the majority of the plugin emulations found in today’s DAWs. One of the less-known of the five types is the diode …

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