In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew looks at the fantastic Waves API 2500 Compressor plugin on a mixbus. Paul sets up his preference for a slow attack and fast release. During this video Paul constantly is watching the gain reduction meter to achieve around 2-3 dB of gain reduction throughout the song. Lastly Paul looks at the tone settings, and tries out different settings while trying to achieve an open sound.
The API 2500 is a versatile dynamics processor that lets you shape the punch and tone of mixes with absolute accuracy. Its dual channel design lets the 2500 also function as two separate mono channels via a single compression setting. Using auto-makeup gain, you can adjust Threshold or Ratio while automatically maintaining a constant output level. With both “feed back” and “feed forward” compression types, the API 2500 boasts a wide range of incredibly musical parameters which have made it a favourite of engineers the world over.
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