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SonicAlchemist 31st May 2012 06:06 AM

Compressor release times
 
Hello Al, I'd love for you to talk through ways you go about setting the release of compressors. It would be great if you also wanted to address other settings. Or anything else you feel inclined to share on any topic.

Al Schmitt 8th June 2012 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SonicAlchemist (Post 7931347)
Hello Al, I'd love for you to talk through ways you go about setting the release of compressors. It would be great if you also wanted to address other settings. Or anything else you feel inclined to share on any topic.

It really depends on the song and what I'm compressing, but I generally use slower attack and release times. I never compress very much, so you don't hear a lot of pumping from the compressors. AL