Where do you use a compressor?
When to Use Compression in Your Mix (3 Situations)
- When Transients Are Sticking Out of Your Mix. The most basic use for a compressor involves taming transient material using downwards compression.
- When Your Mix Isn’t Transient Enough. In addition to attenuating transients, compression allows you to emphasize transients.
- When You Want to Create Space.
What is the ratio on a compressor?
The ratio tells us how much gain reduction is being applied when the compressor starts working. For example, a three to one ratio would mean that if the input goes over the threshold by three dB, the compressor would reduce the output to one dB.
What does a compressor do?
A compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. An air compressor is a specific type of gas compressor. Compressors are similar to pumps: both increase the pressure on a fluid and both can transport the fluid through a pipe.
Should I use a compressor on every track?
It’s necessary to add compressors on each track to change the dynamics of the tracks. Generally you should record and mix at appropriate levels so that you don’t need to do any peak reduction to prevent distortion. Compressors give us control over the dynamics of a track.