So you might either divide the track into items, adjust their volume, or you might be a super fancy kind of person who uses her super brain powers and a controller and does a very awful lot of dedicated automation on the volume for the track Now any time the volume exceeds the threshold, the music will be compressed by that ratio. No need to have rumble or transients mess up your day. For ReaComp, some info about the parameters here http: I agree, it is a great compressor! The red meter on the right of the controls shows by how much the signal is getting compressed.

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The last point is helpful if you want to boost a broad spectrum of frequencies but what if there is just one specific frequency you want to cut? Parts t aken from previous post. Try to aim for almost no gain reduction for the most quiet parts of the recording.

This is one of the best compressors out there. Turns out that you can have someone inside your computer do that on command, automagically, being respectful of the volume changes so they are just right, and you can compare the results immediately instead of pressing undo, redo, undo, undo, redo.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I just picked dB, but I wonder if I should I get more aggressive? Select the FX button on the track you want comptessor equalise.


I am the site owner and main writer at Audio Ordeal. Each track has a green or grey if no other effects are reaacomp FX button that allows you to add any FX to the track this is also the button to hit to select VST instruments. You’ll need to set compresxor threshold accordingley. The best thing to do is cut the bad frequencies and then adjust the volume up if necessary.

You still got the original file.

Guide to REAPER’s Stock Plugins: ReaEQ and ReaComp

There is also a limiter, a brick wall limiter box you can check to make sure you don’t over-blow the limit of the plug-in itself, a safety brick wall limiter.

It has a simple interface with deep functionality to also be explored. This is where the bandwidth comes in handy. Actually, I tried The Levelator last year, but it didn’t do as good a job as I had hoped on my material. With those two settings you should be able to dial compresskr the character of any type of compressor. Thanks, too, for the copmressor ReaComp info. This is just a starting point. Anyway, now I will play around with the ReaComp settings and see what I can do.

You are not limited to reacop bands. It gives unlimited band control over your mix.


These can be used at each end, cutting off any frequency beyond the the far ends of the frequency spectrum. Play with the knee size. It provides visual feedback for both input signals, output deacomp how much the compressor is kicking in. So, get to work. Just run it through Levelator. I recommend you flick though them to see the different settings and sounds.

This will open the selection of plugins and effects you can use. It took a while to tweak but I think the results speak for themselves. I did something similar, did many tests using reaclmp pirated, sorry plugins from the great plugin-makers of today on drums in particular, but decided that I could be without the piracy and just teacomp with the Reacomp.

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Views Read Edit View history. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution unless otherwise noted. By selecting the input, you can allow for side-chain compression too, click here for a more comrpessor guide on getting side-chain compression. This has done wonders for interviews I’ve done by phone.