Originally posted by Will O'Connor:quote:
The 'light' compression is pretty light. Its a 2:1 ratio with fairly fast attack and release times. That would be my pick for slapping, threshold adjusted to taste. I don't think you are missing anything...
Is there a place where I could look to find out what the exact settings are for each of the different Compressor settings? i.e. Ratio, Attack, Release etc...
The specs for our compressors aren't published. I'd have to look them up myself, I don't remember off the the top of my head from when they were developed.
What are you trying to achieve?
I've been using compression for a few years, but I'm finding it hard to understand the T1's "already set" settings by comparing them to the values I've learned to use as my guidelines.
I've been getting along great with my T1s compressor settings lately, but compression is a really subtle effect. I've been trying my ear to identify the subtleties of these presets, but when I read your more specific description of the T1's "light" setting, I suddenly understood that preset. I know how I want to use it and what it'll be good for...
Don't get me wrong, of course. Preset settings are terrific. It's obvious the idea here is simplicity... and it really is simple. I'm also aware of Bose's stance on publishing specs, and totally agree as far as "output" is concerned. Here, I think it would be absolutely beneficial.
For people that may be new to compressoion, or not as well versed with ratio, attack, release, soft/hard knee etc... the prose description is fine. For others, who do know these types of things, the prose decription just raises more questions given the different situations we might find ourselves in, i.e. How "heavy" is "heavy"? Is it heavy for a upright bass? How about for keyboards? Sax? Does "Medium" mean a 5:1 ratio or 8:1? If light is "fast", is "Medium" more moderate, i.e. 7-10ms Attack/.3ms release? Are attack and release more like an "auto" with parameters?
What I'd really love is a extra compressor setting (on top of the ones that are there) that I could customize and dial in some or all of the specifics. That may be too much to ask, but at the very least, knowing the specs would help tremendously.
Wow! Way more than I expected to say... sorry for the long read. I hope that makes sense.
Thanks for your time and help!