Originally Posted by platzangst
Well, that's why everybody uses maximizers and compression, to bring the RMS back up without clipping.
If you play a CD that was actually mastered in the '80s, its volume will sound much softer than most of today's music. This is because they did not use much compression: they simply ran their masters into the digital recorders as is, fixing the album's highest peak at 0db and letting everything else be however lower than that it naturally was.
Then, over time, in order to make albums sound louder, more and more compression was used to bring the RMS level up, until now everybody expects that level of loudness from everything (instead of, you know, turning the volume up on the players).
here we are...
we reduce the RMS to bring it back with a conpressor..
the compressor makes the signal louder.. give the material more or even less dynamic..
if i had recorded a voice which is very silent and push up the volume..
what is happend?
the noise will be louder.. the signal to noise ratio will be much less than before..
at the same time we fill unused bits with ...
mhh what does we fill in ?? air??
i think we add distortion by that way with the compressor..
is it possible to conjure something that was never there?
volume increase is in principle like a time stretch.. (make the wave file longer, or to fill unused bits) ??
so and what is with our track now??
the track with the pulled down master fader to reduce clipping,.. ??
and the compressor behind the fader..
i know what selig would like to teach me..
but i'm still thinking there is a bug.. btw this is not good wirh the fader
the compressor does only manage the error we create with the pull down fader, because of the clipping
and i have learned another rule..
make it right from the OSC up to complete track..
I stick to it:
dont touch the master fader!
sorry for my english.. it is very hard for me to explain what i think about that
We have 6 Signals on the SSL mixer
so .. Signal F and C are the problems we get the clipping in our Master Bus..
We pull down the Master-Fader and use a compressor or limiter to raise the RMS back..
why we do not manage the Signals F & C individually ?? to prevent the clipping?
No we are lazy and pull down the Master fader and compress all the signals A-F ..
but Signal A/B/D/E does not require the compressor..
i think this is not the right way.. sorry.