Originally Posted by Lakeside
The Cranesong however is of course very different.
I feel that it brightens the mix slightly and reduce the depth by bringing everything forward.
That's different than my experience with it. I've never heard it brighten anything. Everything I use it on, it shaves a touch off the top, and makes things a little less bright, and a little warmer.
Also, reducing depth and bringing things forward - I mean, isn't that what you expect a compressor to do? The more you clamp down, the less dynamic range there is, and the low level stuff is brought forward...
What settings are you using? There are quite a few different ways to use it.