Moving from using your audio compressor in a one setting works for every situation to customizing use can elevate recording work to a new level. Compression ratios make a difference in sound. Tracks can be enhanced by finding the best ratio. The attack setting in the compressor can be used to help a track breath. A surprise tweak is to verify that use of an audio compressor is truly improving the sound quality of a track.
- Being able to correctly use a compressor is critical to making a track sound the way it was intended
- A lower ratio has more punch, a higher one has more control
- Increasing the volume of a track is not the same as increasing the quality of the track
“The idea is to get the compressor to breathe with the tempo of the song.”