Re: Sidechain Compressor: RMS vs. Peak
Interesting point! In ducking, What the compressor is analyzing is NOT the signal that is being compressed (ducked) which leads me to believe that a peak setting (being that the signal is entirely percussive) may result in a more technically accurate and acute compression... however accuracy and acuteness may not be the desired perceived effect... while at the same time due to the uniformity of the side chain track it may be a toss up which one will yield the results that SOUND the best. Experiment with both and let me know what you think! I'll do the same. And remember, I believe this setting only works in "Platinum" mode.
From the manual:
When using the Platinum Circuit Type, the Compressor can analyze the signal using one of two methods: Peak or RMS (root mean square). While Peak is more technically accurate, RMS provides a better indication of how people perceive the signalâ??s
loudness. When using the Compressor primarily as a limiter, select the Peak button. When compressing individual tracks, especially music tracks, select the RMS button.