Compresser Pro

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Koekepan
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Compresser Pro

Post by Koekepan » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:04 am

Sometimes one wants not merely compression, but also expansion.

Here's my scenario:

I'm using feedback elements to create a simulated Tape Delay loop, with a distortion module, a filter and so on all creating some subtle crunch.

The problem is that when I make the loop sensitive enough to keep regenerating, I get a layer of noise that gradually accumulates until it all washes out. This is not good.

What would fix the problem is a module that does the opposite of a compressor's normal function: pass louder material unaltered, but damps softer material.

Maybe I'm not seeing one of the subtler possibilities of the compression module, and that's on me. If so, just let me know.

I also tried a Sound2Ctrl leading to an amp's volume option, but that didn't seem quite satisfactory. It's a very blunt tool.

iaon
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Re: Compresser Pro

Post by iaon » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:10 am

This seems relevant:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2403

Koekepan
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Re: Compresser Pro

Post by Koekepan » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:22 am

Good call, iaon!

Yes, a modification of that approach does work, and works well.

Consider this request inoperative, NightRadio. Spend your time on other things.

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