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Universal Audio - UA: All About Compression.
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As a VCA-type compressor, the UAD 4K Buss Compressor is known for:
having the fastest Attack out there
having the fastest Release out there
being a Mu compressor
Which control sets when you want the compressor to compress?
A multiband compressor can be used for:
compressing multiple tracks with a single compressor
compressing different bands of the mix (low end, highn end, etc.)
What is the function of Tranny Level in the Fatso Senior Compressor?
It sends signal into transformer saturation circuit, and is more audible on sources with a lot of low frequencies
It allows you to get compression without driving the saturation circuit and creating distortion
It keeps low frequencies from triggering the compressor
It sends the signal into transformer saturation circuit, and is more audible on sources with a lot of high frequencies
The SSL 4000 Channel Strip:
Emulates a channel strip from the SSL 4000 console
Emulates only the EQ of the SSL 4000 console
Emulates a famous compressor made by Ocean Way
Emulates only the Compressor of the SSL 4000 console
The UAD SSL 4000 Buss Compressor was designed to:
act as a limiter
compress the entire mix into track buss, as an SSL console would
act as a multi-band compressor
compress parts of the entire mix to track buss
On the Fatso Senior Compressor, to get more distortion and less compression...
turn up the input gain and turn down the threshold control.
Turn down the input gain and turn up the threshold control.
Turn up the output gain, turn up the input gain, and turn down the threshold.
you have to purchase or use a different compressor. This tube-compressor emulation of the actual hardware offers no distortion opportunities.
In a Neve 33609 Compressor, the Recovery control is known in universal compressor terms as a:
The "Gluing" term for compressors refers to:
separating the levels from each other to bring uniformity to the mix.
evening out the levels so not one instrument sticks out too much.
evening out the levels to bring uniformity to the mix, but does add a compressed sound.
This term is misused. It really should be "ungluing".
Instead of using Threshold to get the compressor to compress, the 1176LN uses:
The Input feature
The Attack feature
The Output feature
It does have a Threshold feature!
The Fatso Senior Compressor is popular among mastering engineers for the fact that:
It helps liven up tracks that sound a little dull and were recorded into a DAW.
It helps dull over-bright sounds; for instance, the lead.
It adds a cool clipping effect to the master mix.
It helps dull the tracks that sound too lively and realistic.
The SSL 4000 Channel Strip Compressor is ___________ compressor.
UA: All About Compression
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