About compressing a song

fanu

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Ez, guys.

One of the hottest topics I see on music forums is compression as well as mastering (as they're often related), and a lot of the info shared is a bit off or wrong. Compression is something I use in mastering, but I don't use it as much as people less familiar with mastering or compression seem to think is necessary.

That is why I wrote a blog post about compressing a song.
You can read it in my blog at http://fanumusic.com/compressing-your-song/

I'd be happy to hear how you feel about it.

Long live punchy transients!
 
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Yeah man, hyper-compression/hyper-limiting can strangle the life out of a tune. However (as you say in your blog), multi-band compression is a great tool when used sparingly. I get the feeling that sometimes the Ratio control is pushed too far!
 
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