Compressor malfunction (?)

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AeroKJ
KVRer
3 posts since 9 Sep, 2018

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:43 am

Hi,

I have a problem with compressor. An instrument connected to Audio input 2 of the level compressor (which is connected to Master) remains quiet whereas Audio input 1 seems to work fine. Is it just me doing something wrong or a bug? Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,
AeroKJ

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KVRAF
9544 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:59 am

Please see this doc page: http://mutools.com/info/docs/mux/mutools-modules.html

Scroll down to / search for "Level Compressor"

AeroKJ
KVRer
3 posts since 9 Sep, 2018

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:06 pm

I read it before writing this post. Still could not figure out what was wrong. Sorry, I am just in my early beginnings of music production :)

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KVRAF
9544 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:08 pm

Input 2 is the control input. So that audio is only used to control the compressing level and is not bypassed/processed to the output.

AeroKJ
KVRer
3 posts since 9 Sep, 2018

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:24 pm

Thank you so much. It is all clear now :) By the way, amazing software, I love it

Best wishes,
AeroKJ

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KVRAF
9544 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:34 pm

Thank you :tu:
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dakkra
KVRian
860 posts since 4 Oct, 2012 from Utah

Re: Compressor malfunction (?)

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:23 am

For some more clarification:

The second input is commonly referred to as the "sidechain" input. This means that the compressor will change the compression level based upon input two, and apply the compression to input one. This is grate for mixing purposes when you have multiple instruments fighting over the same frequency space, but some need higher priority than others (the most common example being a kick drum over ruling a baseline). See this video for an example of how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ZqgMFfM-I

Hope this helps to clarify further,

Dakkra

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