Originally Posted by analographi
if you genuinly want to help and not throwing in useless comments you maybe understand, that I want tun UNDERSTAND, not to try.
So..........I have a decent room (bunk bed bass traps) and decent monitors that I have learned to trust. And I have no clients...at least none that pay for my bedroom mastering.
So, analographi, this is what I have learned about the topic of single band compression on a mix.
When I put a C1 on my mix with a moderate ratio (maybe 3:1) and set the threshold for less than 2 db of gain reduction (maybe 8-9 db) I can sometimes hear things 'settle in' a bit and I get the idea that I might be taming a few transients or even tightening things up a little.
If I follow that with an Rcomp set totally differently (deeper threshold - maybe 20 or more db, ratio again set for less than 2 db of gain reduction - maybe 1.5:1) I may hear a bit more stuff emerging from the depths of the mix.
A lot of times that sounds pleasing to me and I feel more confident about boosting the master fader and/or limiting a bit.