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Old 25th July 2005
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In order to achieve the same amount of reduction at 2:1 as you would achieve at 16:1 without cranking the threshold, the etnire signal must be increased. What this means, is that in order to achieve that same level of reduction, you've had to bring everything up. This effectively means that the quietest dynamics have been raised.
Lowering the threshold or increasing the input is the exact same thing. What you are doing does nothing different than lowering the threshold.

Now...why do you compare "the same reduction" in different ratios is beyond me. Its a completely different sound/approach. In a specific mixing/tracking situation, you would never need to decide between a 10 db reduction at 2:1 or at 10:1

I think I know exactly what you mean. However, the more you are trying to explain it, the more inaccurate you get.