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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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Make up gain

What Is Compressor Makeup Gain, Input & Output Gain?

When using a compressor, makeup gain helps you mitigate the difference in volume caused by the gain reduction (or increase) during compression. Compressor makeup gain lets us keep a healthy signal flow throughout our mixes and masters, so today we’ll learn how to use this compression setting in depth, why we need it, and how …

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vari-mu tube compression

What Is An Vari-Mu (Tube) 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 majority of the plugin emulations present in today’s DAWs are based on the five main types of audio compressor circuitry. The Vari-Mu compressor is one of the less well-known …

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compressor knee

What Is Knee In Compression? (Music Producers Guide)

Knee compression is one of the trickiest things to understand about the functioning of compressors. It can make or break the dynamic range of a track but once you understand how it works, makes a dramatic difference in the sound of your mixes and masters. In this article we’ll explain this crucial compression setting so, …

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compression settings

How To Get The Perfect Compression Settings For Any Instrument

Compression is a crucial tool in any mixing engineer’s kit. It reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal by attenuating the loudest transients and boosting the overall sound. The loudest and quietest parts are now closer in volume, giving a glued-together or squashed effect. Done well, this gives the track a more natural sound. …

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