[Ardour-Users] Parallel compression - Was OT: bus strain on computer resources

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Dec 14 01:36:55 PST 2012

On 12/13/2012 05:56 PM, 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.

next time, can you maybe do your research before sounding off on any 
particular topic?

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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