Re: Very good tutorial on compression by FL studio team
i mostly use it on percussion.
e.g. if you want a cymbal to be heard into a mix but you dont want it to occupy much space, you raise its volume and u put the compressor attack at lets say 50ms. This way it makes a loud early click and then its volume gets lowered. You can also do the opposite,for example your kick is too loud on the begining, but its overall volume is just fine. Therefore you lower the early loud sound so that it wont be louder than the rest of the song, and the rest of the sound is on a normal level.
Generally compression does not apply to long-time sounds because its maximum release is 200ms (or at least for the one im using) and after that you just need to use noise gate (Or use only the noise gate, why not!)
imo compression is a technique used by people to achieve better quality, but in the end you address your songs to normal people. They wont hear the difference. So a good mastering and mixing, leaves compression asside
Last edited by zaroukos; 22-11-2013 at 12:14 AM..