Understanding Basic Compression Tactics

Dynamic range compression (DRC), is one of the most widely used audio effects, yet its still misunderstood with very little formal knowledge or analysis of compressor techniques. In the article Intelligent Multitrack Dynamic Range Compression, Zheng Ma, Brecht De Man, Pedro Pestana, Dawn Black and Joshua D. Reiss talk about several different approaches to digital dynamic range compressor design. They have created a list of 6 assumptions that are common and considered to be the best compression tactics that I will list then break down respectively. 1. A signal with a high degree of level fluctuations should have more compression. 2. A signal with more low frequency content should have more co

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