Flying Lotus and Thundercat engineer Daddy Kev’s guide to compression

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Compression is the most complex of all audio effects or processes available to the modern audio engineer, even more so than EQ, reverb, or delay.  

The choices available when designing a compressor (the topology, signal flow, gain computer, etc.) provide near-infinite permutations, which is why every compressor behaves and sounds distinctive from one to another, and why specific compressors have become time-tested favorites for their unique controls and desirable sonic characteristics.  

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