Adding compression and limiting


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Adding compression and limiting

Compressors and limiters reduce the dynamic range of signals that exceed a selected volume level, or threshold. They turn down the loudest part of a track, which helps to manage instruments with wide dynamic ranges, like vocals and bass, and helps the quietest bits of a track to become easier to hear. Let's take a look at the standard compressor limiter dynamics 3 plug-in in Pro Tools. I've got one loaded up here on the bass track. If a signal comes into the compressor beneath the threshold, nothing is done to the signal.

Lower volume signals are not touched except by the Output Gain Adjuster, which is right here. As we decrease the threshold, signals can be touched by the compressor. Right now, the threshold is set at -30 dB. So if a signal is above -30 dB, it will be compressed. Now let's try this with the bass actually playing. I am going to bring the threshold all the way back to 0 and press Play.

As I bring the threshold down, watch the levels over here, the input, the out...

Adding compression and limiting
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Adding compression and limiting provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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