Compressors: How They Really Work
By Craig Anderton on 12/29/2010

Compressors Demystified
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1. Introduction
2. Compressor Basics
3. Compressor Types

It’s one of the most used, and most misunderstood, signal processors. While people use it to make a recording “punchier,” it often ends up dulling the sound instead because the controls aren’t set optimally. And it was supposed to go away when the digital age, with its wide dynamic range, appeared.

Yet the compressor is more popular than ever, with more variations on the basic concept than ever before. Let’s look at what’s available, pros and cons of the different types, and applications.

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