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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!
cheers in advance
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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