[Ardour-Users] Parallel compression - Was OT: bus strain on computer resources
au2 at jrigg.co.uk
Thu Dec 13 09:16:24 PST 2012
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 05:56:22PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-12-13 at 16:10 +0100, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > The whole point of parallel compression is a more gentle, natural sound
> > that does not compromise transients and _only_ boosts soft passages,
> > leaving loud parts effectively untouched.
> > In short, it does what 99% of people think a compressor does, and which
> > 99% of compressors have never been able to do.
> On the side I googled for examples, but the hits don't include words
> such as "natural", but instead adjectives like "fatter" etc., usually in
> combination with product names, Cubase, Ableton etc.. Does anybody know
> music that was recoded with this technique? A link or name would be nice.
> Is it used by analog studios nowadays too?
> I want to listen to some examples.
You'd need to hear examples before and after the compression was applied,
otherwise there's no way to tell what it was doing.
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