The compression sound is leveling the volume of the signal so that the quiet parts become louder. It sounds simple enough, but in practice it is much more difficult, especially if the whole process is not led by an experienced producer (sound engineer, musician, etc.). It is often difficult to hear the result of compression. More than one hundred sound engineers and producers around the world are faced with the problem of correct sound compression, or rather, the correct adjustment of all parameters of the compressor.
The theme of accurate setting of the compressor has always been important, because how cool would it be to have a clear manual for how to configure this, indeed, essential tool. So much attention is paid to the consideration of the parameters of the compressor itself and so little to the methods of its adjustment (a certain step – by-step sequence of actions).
I don’t want to say that knowing all the compressor options is not a necessity. Far from it. Before talking about the process of sound compression, you need to carefully understand the device that you are going to do this compression. Therefore, I recommend you to read the article ” sound Compressor-a device for working with the dynamic range of the signal.” It describes the basic parameters of a typical compressor using the example of the Fruit Compressor plugin.
And a few more words about compressors.
Each device has its own algorithm (engine), which is reflected in the results of its work. In addition, there are single-band, and there are multi-band compressors, which are usually used when mastering the composition. They consist of several single-band, each of which affects a certain frequency range (low, medium, high frequencies). This range can be adjusted using a crossover (crossover). A typical multiband C6 compressor from Waves is shown in the picture below.
At first glance – nothing complicated. However, this whole process requires attention, understanding and practice.
I do not give recommendations in numbers and do not give any examples, since each signal has its own specifics and deserves special attention.
And once again I want to note. Before using sound compression, make sure that it is really necessary. And remember, you have to know what you want to achieve.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]