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Old 19th September 2019
Originally Posted by Proverbalizer View Post
So, I always thought that a general effect of compression is to make sounds seem more up-front in the mix, which is why it's so crucial to apply a decent amount of compression on things like lead vocals...
(and thus, sounds that are meant to be in the background should only be very lightly compressed, if at all)

but I'm watching this video on Groove3 where the guy mentions that certain compressor settings can actually be used to intentionally push a sound back (further away) in the mix.

Does anyone here actually do this?
I never view compression as a tool for pushing a sound "back" in the mix. You can easily do that by using volume levels, EQ and sometimes reverb.