[Ardour-Users] looking for some program dependent compressor plugins

Jostein Chr. Andersen jostein at vait.se
Wed Jun 29 11:30:15 PDT 2011

On Wednesday 29 June 2011 19.54.37 Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> For the record, I do not believe that Kevin Ward is correct on his
> assumptions on the speed control(And he mixed up the various
> compressor modes in his video on MB2 IIRC).  Adjusting The speed I
> believe also adjusts the release as well, however the exact algorithms
> for how much it adjusts attack vs release I think is variable
> depending on the compressor mode.  All my own opinions of course.

I believe he was quite clear that it was in his own opinion when he was 
talking about this, so it's a lot of opinions here. :-) That said, I've been 
looking on both "Intro to Mixbus" and "Mixing in Mixbus v1 - Rock" videos from 
the Mixbus site and I believe that they said different things in each video 
about what the compressor, level and limiter sounds like, I will try to check 
again as soon as possible.

Was the release on the leveler also much altered? I thought it was only the 
compressor's release that was much more sensitive when adjusting the speed and 
leveler just a little. I think I have to sit and use good time for 
understanding this compressors all the way.

I think that it's probably a big need for Mixbus compressor documentation. I 
choose type and just adjusts the knobs and it sounds great very fast, but 
frankly, I don't really know what I'm doing and I don't really understand 
exactly how this different compressors works, so some docs and tutorials on 
this from someone who really knows would be nice. They are probably different 
on the channels, mixbuses and the master as well, so the confusion might be 
total here when one start to think. I think I will write to Kevin Ward about 


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