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Old 10th May 2006
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Darius van H's Avatar

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Originally Posted by nathanvacha
Right, but does anyone ever (within reason) use a compressor without makeup gain?

Certainly not for creative purposes, but only for sheer level control maybe... but then what choice do you have...

Chances are, if you're using a compressor, you're going to be bringing up the noise floor.
Isn't smoothing dynamics and controlling volume creative?.....sometimes i get the feeling that most people think compression is for making something louder - that's not how i think of it at all.