|Posted by Johnny Geib on June 14, 2013 at 3:45 AM|
Upward compression with Studio One
This may be one of Studio One’s best kept secrets, but did you know that it is possible to upward compress with stock plugins in Studio One? The regular compressor plugin which comes with Studio One can only compress downwards; however, the multiband compressor which comes with Studio One Professional can also compress upwards (sorry Artist and Producer users!). A multiband compressor allows specific frequency ranges to be compressed individually, but when I need to apply upward compression to the entire spectrum, I can set this plugin to act as a regular broadband compressor. Let me show you how.
What is upward compression?
The compression we are all most familiar with is called downward compression. Simply put, this type of compression makes loud sounds quieter. Imagine a little man sitting inside your DAW riding the volume fader--he turns the volume down whenever the audio signal gets too loud. With upward compression he turns the volume up whenever the signal gets too quiet. Therefore, with upward compression the quiet signals get boosted and the loud signals stay the same. Both types of compression reduce the dynamics of the signal (that is, the difference between the quiet and the loud parts) but go about different ways of achieving it.
Click here to read or download the entire blog. Thanx again to Ferenc Toth for a killer blog!!! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14142004/Upward%20Compression%20with%20Studio%20One%20by%20Ferenc%20Toth.pdf