Originally Posted by NotchontheRocks
I just had a few questions about use of parallel compression while mastering. I understand what it does and how to accomplish it, but when does one determine when it is appropriate to use? What aspects of a recording/song do you hear that make you go to parallel compression? I understand the whole "do it if it sounds good," but downward/upward compression and parallel are pretty different and might be time consuming for trial by fire. Which leads me to my next question...is it ever appropriate to use multiple types of compression (downward and parallel)?
When and why do you choose to go to one type of compression or another?
The Rupert Neve Master Bus Processor does a really nice job of PC.
It's the knob labelled "Blend".