Transparent Limiting with Compressors

How to use a Compressor as a Transparent Limiter for Pre Mastering your Mixes.

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A lot of people, amateurs and seasoned pros, can get a tad confused understanding the differences between a compressor and a limiter and when to use either. I lift the lid off this minefield of a subject.

Topics covered in this video are:

  • How to use a Compressor as a Transparent Limiter for Pre Mastering
  • Understanding Minimum Phase
  • Understanding when to use Linear Phase
  • Referencing Curves
  • Signal Path Management
  • Pre to Comp, before or after
  • Band-passing for Optimising Gains
  • Managing problematic Frequencies
  • Working Ranges and Responses