We all know compression turns things down.
And we say we know that you can use it to make quiet parts louder, but some of us (myself included at times) have a hard time actually using compression this way.
We feel like this — if a signal is passing through my compressor, that compressor needs to be squashing it at ALL times. No exceptions.
‘Tis a slippery slope…one that leads to overly-compressed, lifeless mixes.
BUT…let me remind you (and myself) of one of the many uses of compression. Check out the new video:
And if you want the full story on exactly how I set up the compressor in the video (plus a bunch of other stuff that will make you luuuv compression), go here: