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    Applying compression to the Master Buss...

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    Hi guys... I heard that that´s a pretty common thing to do...

    I have a friend who uses the Waves G-MASTER BUSS Compression with good results...

    I kind of lost on basic setting when using a compressor in that fashion...

    Should I start with an slow attack and release? or viceversa?

    Any experiences?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuliánFernández View Post
    Should I start with an slow attack and release? or viceversa?
    I'd start with a slow attack and fast release, but that's just me.
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    On my DBX 162SL I find the best result is to leave it on Auto mode. So this made me curious about what the magical numbers are for auto mode. After much playing around I found the settings where I couldn't tell the difference between auto and manual.

    Attack (roughly) 5-6 dB/msec
    Release between 70 and 80 dB/msec

    This sounds great on most material I run through the bus. The manual for my compressor say that in Auto the attack rate and release time are automatically adjusted to suit the program envelope. Despite that claim I hear no difference using the settings above and auto mode.
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    I heard that that´s a pretty common thing to do...
    Keep in mind that it's "pretty common" to have a dB or two of gain reduction on the buss. You're not compressing for volume, you're not compressing to correct out-of-whack dynamics at the track level, etc. If the mix needs more than a dB or two of "glue" then find out what's wrong with the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Keep in mind that it's "pretty common" to have a dB or two of gain reduction on the buss. You're not compressing for volume, you're not compressing to correct out-of-whack dynamics at the track level, etc. If the mix needs more than a dB or two of "glue" then find out what's wrong with the mix.
    Thanks MM! I´m recording some Argentinian folk music, so I don´t care much about volume right now... I´ll try to post samples soon...

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    Yup...John's right on. You don't want to ram the mix into your buss compression...you just want a bit to glue things together. Slow attack, fast release, low ratio...I don't even touch the MU gain knob. "Transparent" is the name of the game.

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    slow, fast, low...as has been said. gl!

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