This week’s tip is related to the recent article I wrote about parallel compression. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, you should start by reading the article here: Smashed Up – a Parallel Compression Tutorial.
Check if any of the compressors at your disposal have a mix (dry/wet) setting. This is extremely handy for instant parallel compression.
Using this setting you can let most of the signal pass through the compressor dry (untouched) and only have the compressor work on a portion of the signal.
No need to route things through separate channels to achieve parallel compression – just load up the compressor on your source channel, hit it hard and adjust the dry/wet ratio to your liking.
Get smashed up!
[iconbox icon=”info.png”]A side note for Logic users: Logic’s built-in compressor plugin has a mix setting hidden under the hood. Click the arrow on the lower left corner of the plugin to get your hands on that and a bunch of more settings (see the picture above).[/iconbox]