Dynamic range compression is one of the most common effects used during mixing, yet it is one of the most difficult for beginners to understand. In a nutshell, compressor makes loud parts softer, and softer parts louder.
The audio compressor , is a pretty useful item, and one which you need to add to your system at some point if you are recording any type of audio, especially vocals. The audio compressor automatically adjusts and maintains the signal levels as they go to H/Disk or Tape to be recorded.
Jan 1, 1999 12:00 PM, Barry Rudolph Compression is one of the most common processes in all audio work, yet the compressor is one of the least understood and most misused processors. Compressed audio is an everyday fact of modern life, with the sound of records, telephones, TV, radios and public address systems all undergoing some type of mandatory dynamic range modification.