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Old 26th June 2011
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Originally Posted by nathanvacha View Post
Right, but does anyone ever (within reason) use a compressor without makeup gain?
Very often in mixing.... am I missing something here? I'll often have a vocal, for example, sitting perfectly in a mix, and then you notice a few loud phrases.. stick a compressor on, gain reduction on those phrases, no make up.

That is compression in the macro dynamic sense, and is just as relevant to modern mixing than using compression in a micro dynamic sense to change the "sound" of the voice.