OK I'll be completely honest, I haven't a clue when it comes to using compression - I'm a 'Compression NEWB!' I'm not new to music-making though. I've been using a BOSS BR1600 for years so even though the VS2480 is quite an old bit of kit now, compared to what I've been using, it's definitely a step up for me on th eproduction front. Thing is, I'm aware that I've very much become a 'Presets Guy' down through the years and I've seemingly developed with a lot of bad habits from just using the presets built into th eBR1600 for pretty much all of my recordings. For example, when recording stuff 'on mic' (such as: Vox; Acoustic; Percussion; etc.) 9 times outta 10 I would just record (& print) with effects using one of the built-in BR1600 effects chains (chains that incorporated for 'Male Voice' say: a preset compressor; EQ; Noise Gate; settings - I wouldn't fiddle with these setting I'd just press record & that was that). Thing is, now I'm starting to tentatively track with this VS2480 I'm not actually using anything ... yet! All the tracks I've recorded so far have been just 'dry with no effects' which is making for a very different tracking/recording experience - not what I'm used to at all. So, to cut to the chase here, I'm fairly familiar with applying reverb as a send/loop effect (post-recording) and, even thought I don't tend to use EQ very much, I get the principles of it. WHAT I DON'T GET (like, AT ALL!) is COMPRESSION! Are there any jumping off starting points anyone can share for a complete newb in relation to this? (And in particular for using the Compressor built into the VS2480.) Any help/advice would be much appreciated 'cause going from a BOSS unit to what was once the Roland flagship recorder seems like a fairly BIG jump for me - all rather daunting of late in fact (I'm missing the familiarity & ease of my old, 'simple' recorder!) It appears I need all the help I can get with this new-to-me VS2480 but, where there's a will there's a way as they say. CHEERS!
Edited by MrSpock (12/15/18 02:09 PM)