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Dynamic Processors

You’ve probably heard a lot of times that someone mentioned through the conversation, something about dynamic processors, but maybe, you were not sure what does it mean.

Well, dynamic processors allow you to control the dynamic range of audio signal. It’s also defined as a difference between the quitest and loudest parts of the signal, that a sound produces. We measure dynamic range in dB (Decibels).

There are for types of dynamic processors. Compressors, gates, expanders and limiters. They help you to adjust your signal every each in their own specific way in order to get the most of it.

You need to be careful, when using this tools because they really can make a lot from your tracks, but also if you’re not sure what you’re doing, you can very fast ruin the sound of your tracks. Sometimes, you don’t even notice it while tweaking.

So, you should use the bypass button of the plugin pretty often, switching it on and off, in order to hear the instant difference that you’re making, and reduce the possibility of overprocessing.

Also, sometimes it can happen that you don’t even need this kind of a processor, and if that’s the case, don’t feel obligated to use it. You’ll hear it. If you can’t make the track to sound better with it, then simply remove it from the track, and move on.

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Mihael Vrbanic

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