You’re Asking the Wrong Question

Got this email from John, one of my VIP members recently:

I have a question about your Understanding Compression video. All of the tutorials make sense except one section…

In the Real World Examples video, you use a Waves Renaissance Compressor, and it looks like the compression is kicking in WAY BEFORE the threshold his being crossed.

My understanding is that the compressor kicks in after it reaches threshold.

John’s not asking a bad question at all, but in my opinion he’s asking the wrong question. He’s focusing on a seemingly important detail, when in reality it’s not all that important (and can lead to lots of unnecessary distraction).

Here was my response back: (more…)