Old 11-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default ReaComp. How to use it properly?

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I am reading the manual as my first source of information but couldn't find anything in deep about how to use ReaComp properly. Where can I find a manual or article explaining every ReaComp parameter and how It works?

I ask because I see that ReaComp has more parameters than a traditional compressor. Please I'm not asking to teach me how to use a comp, I already know that, I just want to know more about ReaComp specifically.

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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There was the most awesome review of Reacomp on the old Prorec site that Brent (Koolkeys) promised to port across to the new Prorec.

It was written by Jeremy Dahl and was more like an instruction manual on how to get the best out of it.

Brent - still got plans to port it?

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:25 AM   #5
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What is 'Classic Attack'?

Is it a feed forward/backward toggle switch?


No explanation here anyway...
http://wiki.cockos.com/wiki/index.php/ReaComp
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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There was the most awesome review of Reacomp on the old Prorec site that Brent (Koolkeys) promised to port across to the new Prorec.

It was written by Jeremy Dahl and was more like an instruction manual on how to get the best out of it.
I'm also looking for that article. I've searched everywhere. Someone here must have it copied. Anyone?
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:58 AM   #7
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Classic attack is just for older projects using an older version of ReaComp, as far as I know. So it is useful for forward compatability only.

SOmeone correct this if it is wrong.

Knee shapes the attack envelope, so the compression will happen in a more gradual curve.

RMS is root mean square of the volume of the signal (amplitude of the waveform), instead of compression kicking in when the peaks get past a certain threshold, it will kick in when the RMS of the volume gets
past a certain threshold

Auto Make up brings the overall volume back up after compressing it, this is for loudness type purposes, usually don't use this, just adjust the gain coming in and going out manually.

Auto release I always use, though I don't know what the auto release algorithm is, anyone know? I just figure it sounds nice, and will release in a more dynamic way.

You can have the signal come in from other tracks, too. The manual tutorial on "ducking" shows how to do that.
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Classic attack is just for older projects using an older version of ReaComp, as far as I know. So it is useful for forward compatability only.
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Auto release I always use, though I don't know what the auto release algorithm is, anyone know? I just figure it sounds nice, and will release in a more dynamic way.
To my knowledge, auto release algorithms work in one of two ways (or both). One is related to the amount of gain reduction taking place - faster release time is allocated to smaller amounts of gain reduction and longer releases to large gain reductions to reduce pumping. Another method is for longer release times to be allocated for bass frequencies and shorter for treble to reduce wave gain riding distortion.
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This thread has some good info

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=7795&
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