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 Post subject: ableton compressor sidechain - is there a way to change the
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Hi,
does anyone know how the attack and release times in abletons standard compressor are working? are they linear? in case there is just one very short hit? how does the volume fade back in? if there is no signal triggereing the compressor does it raise the gain linear or what? is there any way to change the curve?


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 Post subject: Re: ableton compressor sidechain - is there a way to change
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:36 pm 
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The Knee control adjusts how gradually or abruptly compression occurs as the threshold is approached. With a setting of 0 dB, no compression is applied to signals below the threshold, and full compression is applied to any signal at or above the threshold. With very high ratios, this so-called ā€¯hard kneeā€¯ behavior can sound harsh. With higher (or ā€¯softā€¯) knee values, the compressor begins compressing gradually as the threshold is approached. For example, with a 10 dB knee and a -20 dB threshold, subtle compression will begin at -30 dB and increase so that signals at -10 dB will be fully compressed.


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 Post subject: Re: ableton compressor sidechain - is there a way to change
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:19 pm 
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Yeah, the knee doesn't control the attack curve though.
The knee is merely when compression begins to act in relation to the threshold, the attack and release still control the rate at which the compression approaches full gain reduction.

Abe's compressor doesn't feel completely linear, but it doesn't feel super musical either, it's somewhere in the middle ground.

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 Post subject: Re: ableton compressor sidechain - is there a way to change
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:45 am 
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https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/live- ... compressor

It has a switch between logarithmic and linear, and it loads as logarithmic by default.

This is also interesting:

https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/intervi ... ing-tools/


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:32 am 
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Oh yeah, forgot about lin mode, never liked it so don`t use it

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 Post subject: Re: ableton compressor sidechain - is there a way to change
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:07 pm 
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Thanks for the answers. I am gona try that.


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