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Overview of dial settings for the compressor, i.e., which end of the dial does what. http://elektron-users.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=28&func=view&catid=9&id=102405#102405



DYN - Dynamix Dynamics Processor

+ ATCK - Attack Time

  • Controls how fast the compressor reacts to signals above the threshold
  • Left: Faster attack (compressor reacts more quickly to the signal = ‘more’ compression)
  • Right: Slower attack (compressor reacts more slowly to the signal = ‘less’ compression)

+ REL - Release Time

  • Controls how fast the compressor is released
  • Left: Faster release (signal becomes uncompressed again more quickly = ‘less’ compression)
  • Right: Slower release (signal stays compressed for longer = ‘more’ compression)

+ TRHD - Threshold

  • Controls the threshold the signal has to reach before the compressor kicks in
  • Left: Lower threshold (signal only has to reach a lower level before the compressor starts working = ‘more’ compression)
  • Right: Higher threshold (signal has to reach a higher level before the compressor starts working = ‘less’ compression)
  • No effect: Hard right

+ RTIO - Ratio

  • Controls the amount of compression applied after the threshold has been reached
  • Left: Lower ratio (full left = 1:1) (less severe compression = ‘less’ compression)
  • Right: Higher ratio (full right = 1:256) (more severe compression = ‘more’ compression)
  • No effect: Hard left

+ KNEE - Knee

  • Controls how the compressor behaves around the threshold area
  • Left: Harder knee (harder compression effect after the signal reaches the threshold = ‘more’ compression)
  • Right: Softer knee (softer compression effect after the signal reaches the threshold = ‘less’ compression)

+ HP - High-pass Filter

  • Controls the base frequency of the high-pass filter for the signal fed into the side-chain of the compressor
  • Left: More low frequencies fed into the compressor (’more’ compression)
  • Right: Fewer low frequencies fed into the compressor (’less’ compression)
  • Turning this control to the left will tend to give you more dramatic compression because the compressor is acting on more bass frequencies. You’ll tend to hear everything ‘ducking’ whenever there’s a kick.
  • Note that you’re only filtering the signal that the compressor acts upon, not the signal that you hear!

+ OUTG - Output Gain

  • Controls the amount of make-up gain applied to the signal after compression
  • Left: Less make-up gain
  • Right: More make-up gain
  • No effect: Hard left

+ MIX - Dry Mix

  • Controls the mix of wet (compressed) and dry (uncompressed) signal to output
  • Left: Less dry mix (full left = only compressed sound output)
  • Right: More dry mix (full right = only uncompressed sound output)
 
compressor_settings.txt (325 views) · Last modified: 2011/11/25 18:08 by flocked
 

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