Optical Compressor

Opto-Compressor 101   An optical compressor, often called opto-compressor, is a dynamic range attenuator. In the first place, a light source in a photosensitive cell controls the gain reduction in a optical compressor. In the core of the mentioned compressor...
Compression Red Flags

Compression Red Flags

Before I start, I should disclose that using solely visual clues to help you mix and master will never work out. You could have a waveform that looks similar to your favorite track but sounds like garbage because it was so dramatically treated by the compressor. What...