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Old 04-05-2024, 09:18 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Valle View Post
And if you’re not sure what either control/button/function does, when and why, the you’ll be tweaking and listening till hell freezes over. Well, maybe you’ll “get there”, but you’ll still never know why. So when you get to the next song, you will need to tweak and listen again.
It's been a lot of years, but just part time as a serious hobby. A collaborator and I will be releasing an album of 11 songs soon.

I agree with your point that if you don't know how to use the tools, it's going to be hard to improve and get consistent results.

Regarding the forum, while people are sharing what they do in THEIR situation, I still think a lot of it can be applied to most popular music (stuff with bass, drums, guitars, keys and vocals for example). But it will be up to me decide if it's serving the goals of my particular situation. I never assume what someone tells me is the only way to do it.

I've definitely read a lot about how compressors work and mixing and mastering more generally (and I have no doubt that it helped me get better faster). The most in-depth and comprehensive explanation of compressor use I've come across was in Roey Izhaki's book Mixing Audio (can't recall what edition right now).

It goes into great detail about all the parameters/controls and different ways to use compressors. If you've read it, what do you think of it?

To be honest, I haven't even come close to mastering all the info it contains and probably never will, but it definitely helped me get better at using compressors more intentionally and I review it from time to time.

Good comment! Thanks!
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