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Old 25th July 2005
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Originally Posted by jjblair
What I mean by it is at that the lower the ratio, the more your low dynamics are brought up. You're not simply limiting the highs, you are raising the lows. So, in a situation where you are getting -4db of reduction at say 16:1, nothing is changing for the quiter dynamics. If you are at 1.5:1, as deal suggests, things like the kick will disppear, because the dynamic valleys in between the peaks will not exist, because they will have been raised up.
Thats not a nice way to put it...actually is wrong. When you compress you only compress what goes above the threshold. There is no such thing as Low amd high dynamics. You either compress or not.