has anyone ever stopped to think about what ridiculous animals goats are
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW DID YOU EVEN GET UP THERE
ARE THESE ANIMALS EVEN REAL
????? ?? ? ???????//
SOMEONE FUCKING EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME
Do goats demonstrate what is possible when you do not feel fear?
NAH THEY JUS CRAY
I have a question some people describe certain compressors as being warm especially analog compressors or tube compressors. I don't know much about analog stuff I was simply wondering if it was possible for a compressor to sound different than another one because the way I understand it to work is it simply has an algorithm that once an audio signal goes above the threshold it simply ducks the audio gain to where it is below the threshold. So can you explain this. Am I wrong?
You are not wrong! Though you are … simplifying? That is the definition of a compressor in the same way the definition of car is “thing with four wheels and a motor” or the definition of guitar is “thing with strings you strum.” These statements are true, but not complete and certainly don’t capture the huge differences which exist amongst every car or every guitar.
Though in some general sense every compressor adjusts the dynamic range of whatever audio you put into it, the way each compressor does this is different. Those differences can be tiny or great. One of the bigger and most talked about differences is that between analog and digital compressors: a digital and/or software compressor does its thing using 1s and 0s, lines of computer code, computer chips and so on. An analog compressor does so with clever circuitry, VCAs, tubes, capacitors and whatnot. And there’s everything in between: digitally controlled analog compressors, analog modeled digital compressors and so on.
The way each compressor is built (coded, designed, constructed) accounts for how and why it sounds different from other compressors. How it listens to incoming audio, how fast it can and does react, the method it uses to boost quiet signals and compress loud ones, how it measures and implements it’s compression ratio, how it provides makeup gain, etc etc etc; all these things contribute to the sound of a compressor. Really careful coding or really nice electrical components can contribute to a sound which people like, though thats definitely not the whole story. Generally people value a few things in a compressor: transparency, warmth and/or distortion (grit/crunch/noise).
To say–across the board–an analog compressor sounds better than a digital one isn’t necessarily true. There are good and bad compressors of every type and even a “bad” sounding compressor has its place. But yes, they can all sound very different.