I must state that I am against the volume wars. Yes, I plan on compressing the mix elements tastefully, but not to death. For mastering, my colleague has a boat-load of boutique limiters and I do plan on giving the overall mix a little tasteful squash. Think along lines of the last of the vynil days.
My question is this: when the loud part kicks in, I feel there might be an audible duck when the limiters first kick-in.
I've heard about look ahead limiting.
Does it work like this: put mix on stereo track A, which goes thru the limiter. Put copy on track B, slide that ahead a smidge, then feed that to the limiter's key input? I imagine that the limiter will already be doing its job a fraction of a second before the signal gets there.
Is this how its done?
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Edited by MadManDan (20/05/12 06:19 AM)