Add compression and Limit Pro Tools 10


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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 parts of a track, which helps to manage instruments with wide dynamic ranges like vocals and bass and helps the quietest bits of these tracks become easier to hear. Let's take a look at the standard Compressor/Limiter Dynamics plug-in here in Pro Tools. Within this plug-in, you can see we've got a lot of parameters over here. And first, what I want to do is put all of these down to their lowest values, so I'll set the Ratio 1:1 and the Threshold down to 0 dB.

We'll start with that. And the Threshold parameter is where I want to start our discussion. When a signal comes into a compressor beneath the Threshold, nothing is done to it. So if I have a Threshold of 0 dB, that's the highest it can possibly be, so no signal is going to cross that. However, if I bring this down and I press play on this bass track--I've got it soloed here--yo...

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 10 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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