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What makes a compressor plugin a good "mix bus compressor"?
Old 27th January 2015
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What makes a compressor plugin a good "mix bus compressor"?

Just a general question here ...

In some cases, plugins are modeling specific analog buss compressors and it makes sense that people would use the tools in an ITB mix as they would have been used in a console. That said, in theory a compressor (modeled after analog gear or not) with enough controls could be set to mimic the settings of a traditional buss compressor.

If one had a blank slate to design a compressor, what characteristics would a buss compressor have as opposed to a channel compressor? Or would any theoretical compressor be able to cover ground for both?
Old 27th January 2015
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pretty much just needs to be relatively transparent imo

i like ssl because i know which settings work for what kind of sound im after
Old 27th January 2015
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Originally Posted by dullfangs View Post
pretty much just needs to be relatively transparent imo
Then the question changes to: "What makes a compressor transparent"

Then again, I like some character in my mixbus compressor. That's the whole reason I use it personally.
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