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Compressor Clicks...

Postby mchillak » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:48 am

Trying to use this Stripe 76 compressor (4:1 fast) on a drum track and getting clicks all over the place. Even using when using a hipass with the sidechain program. Is there a setting in MAST page that I need to change? Forgive my newbie-ness. This is the first time i've used a Nebula compressor.
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby richie43 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:32 am

Check your input levels. It sounds like you are over-loading the compressor.
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby anderspe » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:40 pm

I've had similar problems. Try to turn up the liquidity a little bit....
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby richie43 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Or just decrease the input source. I never touch the liquidity only because I always thought that it was one of the parameters that most presets don't want to be changed.
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby enriquesilveti » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:55 pm

What is the sound of instrument that make that click into Nebula? To much Dynamic Range? Did you try a brick wall limiter with look ahead?
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby mchillak » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:38 pm

seems like its always the kick drum of my drum group that causes the clicks.
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Re: Compressor Clicks...

Postby lipa » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:51 pm

to reduce clicks on first miliseconds of transients You have to increase AHEAD parameter.. go to EDIT/GLOB and set AHEAD to at least 3,5 ms (better go somewhere between 4 and 5 ms to get rid of clicks completely). Beware though compressor can start to sound a little bit less "alive"..if you go more than 5ms.
Second way to do it is to make a sidechain with the same material (track) copied and moved left (forward) by 3 ms (works even better, cause compressor reacts a bit faster).

Second, and totally different issue is Alex B compressors buzzing/cracking all the time (not only on attack transients) on bass heavy tracks (bass guitar, bass synths, bass drum etc). To get rid of these artifacts go to EDIT/GLOB and set SMOOTH parameter to somewhere between POW7 and POW9 (instead of default PARAB). It really works! ;) I suggest setting all alexb comps to POW7 by default. (other developers mostly set comps to POW5 by default and they`re ok with this issue).

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