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3-Band Comp Gain Setting

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Hi - I've been researching multiband compressors and trying to understand the common settings.  Each band has a "gain".  Can anyone tell me if this is considered "make-up gain" (applied to the ouput signal after compression), or "input gain" (applied to the input signal)?

 

Thanks.

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It seems like most of the multi band compressors I see utilize "makeup gain" which is, of course, after the compression.

 

Still, I don't think I'd ever advise someone to just guess since they lead to very different results. As a general rule I think you should always double check the gain type by reading up on the specific compressor you are wanting to use. 

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Hey, thanks.  Sorry if I wasn't clear.  I'm talking specifically about the "3-Band Comp"effects model in the Helix.  

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1 hour ago, Mattlcook said:

Hey, thanks.  Sorry if I wasn't clear.  I'm talking specifically about the "3-Band Comp"effects model in the Helix.  

 

LoL, whoops.

 

Yeah, those are after the compression.  It's a pretty powerful little compressor!

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