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compression: has a penny dropped?
When i read (SOS of course) that, for example, one should be careful with the threshold as too deep a setting will encourage lower level noise......
Is this because the ratio of low to higher level audio/noise is thereby altered detrimentally even 'BEFORE' any make up gain is applied?
Does compression always implicitly imply that make up gain is added (unless simply managing overshoots/transients and so on?)
I realise as i read on and on...i am not sure if i have even grasped the fundamentals!
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But in the context of most modern production styles, noise is really something to get too worried about unless the recording is really noisy to start with.
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I'd also add that if the noise begins to become intrusive you can try adding a fast-acting, low-threshold noise gate, or an expander to the signal chain to reduce the noise between phrases. Usually I'd put the expander/gate before the compressor, but sometimes it can work better the other way around.
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