Compressors are essential for any musical performance. Without sound compression, we would not have the same music quality that we have today. It can provide a clean recording for a variety of uses including live performance recording and studio recording. It can tone down any overpowering insturments,like drums and give a more even track when including quieter sounds like bass and vocals. Over all compressors change the entirety of music recordings and give us the high quality recordings that we all know and love.
- The difference between the sound of an unprocessed drumming event and the same event compressed, with a compressor, is notable.
- A compressor takes the loudest parts of an audio, based on the recorder’s threshhold, and lowers them to a comfortable, pleasing level.
- This is different from volume control, which adjusts the entire signal, indiscriminately.
“A compressors’ main job is to even out the volume level of an audio track.”