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Old 10th May 2006
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Originally Posted by Darius van H
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.
Originally Posted by max cooper
I always think that using a compressor is for a specific sound, or effect, so I agree with you.
If it's for control of levels, ride the fader.Oh no, I completely agree. I was trying to give a scenario to follow my "does anyone ever..." question. What you said is exactly the point I was making... You're compressing because you want the character/sound... if you're getting too much noise to make it unuseable, you need another unit or there's something wrong with the track in the first place.

--Although, It wouldn't be the first time someone used a compressor just to tackle overs...

Last edited by nathanvacha; 10th May 2006 at 07:01 PM..