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Old 25th January 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Universal Audio ➡️
Ryan brings up a good point.

The gain added from the compressor can make it appear that the noise is coming up more than it is.

No doubt some noise is being introduce and that is expected, it's an analog circuit, but it's something to consider.

And in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't impact the final results.
This has a basic design flaw, which is that you can’t really push the compressor threshold up without bringing the noise floor up too, as it’s dependent on input gain. If you happen to also have vintage noisy equipment it can become very problematic, as it gets enhanced. So most of the times I’ll end up using just very slight compression amounts.