MASTERING ENGINEERS ADVICE — compressors

QUICK TIP: PUNCHY DYNAMICS WITHOUT LOSING TRANSIENTS

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QUICK TIP: PUNCHY DYNAMICS WITHOUT LOSING TRANSIENTS

When you're mastering, you want to push into limiters and compressors to get it sounding together, glued, and smashed together. That's the mindset that you've got, and you think that that's what you should be doing. The problem with that, however, is that you lose all the transients and all the sharpness in front of the track. So you don't get these sweet, punchy, dynamic sounds or keep the loudness. The way I get around that – and it's a mindset thing of how you work with compressors when you're a mastering engineer, compared to when you're recording or mixing...

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