tbentley wrote:Any Tips on using this. I know its compressing. But can't see gain reduction. When i put the threshold lower you can hear the compression but its too much.
Threshold must be set very carefully with this one. To my ears it sounds nice when the GR meter shows about 0.5 - 1 dB.
Just to add to this, I would say it sounds best when the GR meter shows no more than 0.5-1dB; but you get some very nice results when the GR meter shows 0.000. It lies, though; you can hear the detector kicking in.
But yeah, setting the threshold just right seems to be the trick to getting good results with this program.
ears is the best tools;even can be upgraded for free by some exercises ,btw great bank and yea use your own organic setup:ears!!!!!bypass ,put it on ,comparison,that is a basic thing when you work, you can hear the difference with a decent monitoring setup(room+speakers).The rest is education and if possible comparison to hardware for those who can rent some!
this program does a very good job as parallel compressor. this way you can go to deeper thresholds and avoid the jumpy behaviour. how the comp kicks in is much softer and the little highfrequency-boost brings out some nice details.
set it up in parallel, go to deep thresholds, lower the output to something inbetween -5 to -12 db, attack and release to taste - voila. if you want some thick and fat lowend, set the drive higher...
system 1: windows 8 32 bit - samplitude prox/x3, tracktion6/7, reaper system 2: mac osx yosemite - reaper(32+64bit), tracktion6/7(32+64bit)
both systems on: macbook pro (late 2009), core 2 duo 3,06 ghz, 4 gb ram, graphic: nvidia geforce 9600M GT 512 MB