An author explains the concept of reverse compression, the usage of sidechain compression in ... Rock Music (for example reverb on a guitar track can be ducked when the guitar plays loud notes), serial compression (using multiple compressors — mostly with very low ratios and high thresholds — placed on the same source) etc. Neat article.
Over the years, much has been written and discussed about compression. Everyone has a passionate opinion about how and when it should be applied, and what types of compressors should be used. Some people have gone as far as to say that the overuse of compression has destroyed the process of recording beyond repair. Personally, I love compression. To me, it's one of the great wonders of the production world.
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