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Old 18th February 2003
Smart Research

Re: Paralell Compression

Originally posted by ultima

Im a bit concerned with phase issues but i havent been able to hear any negative effects in that respect so...
Shouldnt need to worry about this with analogue processors, plus, 'what you hear is what you get' anyway....though Jules is right about 'multing': on a whole mix signal it's worth watching out as many mixer outputs do begin to degrade driving just a few parallel devices (slew rate and distortion get worse quite easily--which is difficult to hear unless your focused on it).

Good thread.....a blend control might come in handy on our next compressor ?.

Another variant I've been thinking around is 'summed' sidechains, so that you blend sevral sets of control settings to work on your signal. For our units a low-ratio low-threshold overall mix setting is common, but you may well wish to add higher ratio or limiting cutting in higher up. Or, you get to play with the sidechains of each independantly. Theres no need to pass a signal repeatedly through different units and yet more VCA's to achieve this...and it would seem espescially useful in our dual/stereo units where the RH controls are currently redundant if working in Stereo.