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Old 9th May 2006
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A compressor doesn't bring up the noise floor - you're thinking of compressors that have an auto-gain function, whereby they increase the overall gain to compensate for the gainreduction of the comp'.........i always found that a silly and slightly dishonest concept! (in a compressor i a limiter it makes sense)

What's also possible is that you'll put something louder because you've brought the loud parts down a bit (with compression)......if this happens, then you've effectively raised the noise floor.......i wouldn't worry about it though.

Last edited by Darius van H; 9th May 2006 at 09:13 PM..