Adding compression


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Adding compression

Compressors reduce the dynamic range of audio signals that exceed a selected volume level. They turn down the loudest parts of a track, which helps to manage instruments with wide dynamic ranges such as vocals and bass. It also helps the quietest bits of the track to become easier to hear. Let's take a look at Compressor plug-in in Pro Tools. If a signal comes in beneath the Threshold of a Compressor, nothing is done to that signal. Lower volume signals are not touched unless there is some gain added to them. Now I have set this Compressor plug-in right now to have a Threshold of 0 which means that everything will come in below that, but as I spin this you will see the Threshold dropping and then this value becomes the new Threshold for when the Compressor will actually compress the signal. I'm about to playback a bass track here and I want you to watch as I lower the Threshold the signal will get lower in volume and that's what shown over here on this side where we have the...

Adding compression
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Adding compression provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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