Compression Threshold Explained | Controlling a Compressor

Compression Threshold Explained

What is the threshold in compression?

When you load up a compression plugin in your DAW, your compressor will be controlled by a handful of parameters. These parameters include threshold, ratio, attack, release, knee, and gain. To get the best results from the compression that you apply in your mix, you need to know what each of these parameters does.

In this video, we’re looking at the threshold parameter on a compressor. We’ll look at what your compressor’s threshold does, and the role it plays when you add compression to your mix. We’ll also uncover the two different ways that you’ll interact with your compressor’s threshold, depending on the kind of plugin that you’re using.

Check out the video here.


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