Discussion in 'Music and Audio' started by Martin2W, Feb 10, 2017.
And how it alters sound?
FET (Field Effect Transistor) comression is probably the best form of sound compression out there. Compression is a schema that compresses (limits) the peak to peak value of the audio signal. This is preventing a signal from being too hot, swinging past the threshhold of what is accepted values for that signal. An example of too hot would be a fuzz box on a guitar. That is a too hot signal, distorting badly from being overdriven.
A compressor is used to prevent vocals, etc. from being too hot or in the case of a guitarist, to even out the volume levels and prevent clipping during recording/playback or during a live performance. A compressor also gives a guitarist a bit of sustain, too.
I hope this was not too technical for you. I'm gonna have a beer now.
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