COMPRESSOR AUDIO TYPES
When it comes to compression, you have to make sure that you know what to do. It is not hard to work out the compression, it sounds worse then it is.
Mainly the compression process is used to even out the Dynamic Range or the extension between the loudest or the softest part of an audio clip or a recording. To be clear let's make an example, after a recording session, when listening to the audio that we have just recorded we will notice that some part of the recording will be louder and some will be lower. Well the compression will be used to even out the sound without having spot with high and low pitch.
Applying compression to a channel will help us to give the exact pitch, and manipulate the highest and the lowest parts of the chosen audio so that we can even out the sound .
GENERAL COMPRESSOR SETTINGS.
When working with an audio compressor, there are general settings that you need to know to be able to complete the compression process like a Pro. These settings are the same for any compressor audio types,either hardware compressor or software (virtual) compressor.
We can say that this function is there to mark a maximum reach limit for the audio signal, before the compressor starts working.
Ratio is there to indicate the quantity of compression applied to a given audio.
For Example, if the Ratio is 3:1, the input signal has to cross the Threshold by 3 db before the main audio output level increases by 1 db.
The Attack function can change how quickly the compressor starts working after the Threshold mark has been passed.
Release decides how long the compressor has to work as soon the audio signal goes below the Threshold mark.
The Knee is used to set how the compressor has to start working, basically if we set Hard Knee the compressor will grab onto the audio signal as soon as it goes over the threshold mark, instead Soft Knee , will start working gently until its full strength.
MAKE UP GAIN
This function allows you to increase the volume of the compressed signal. Sometime the compression can attenuate the signal quite a lot, so having this function is very handy !!!!
The last function, Output, is there to have control of the main audio exit, after the compression and after the make up gain.
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