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Parallel Compression With Logic Pro’s Stock Plugin

I bet those little triangles at the bottom of some Logic Pro plugins are often being ignored, which is a shame, especially when it comes to the Compressor.

The mix slider you see here lets you mix the original (uncompressed) sound with the treated one. Oh hey, parallel compression! I remember Waves.com claiming to be the first to offer a dry/wet controller in a compressor (H-Comp), but it’s been a feature in Logic Pro’s Compressor long before that one came out. For inspiration, do read Sound on Sound’s article on Michael Brauer, where he talks about mixing tracks for Coldplay (with a lineup of 5 compressors just for the lead vocal).

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