What is the difference between a compressor and a bus compressor?

The difference is not necessarily in the compressor but rather what it is compressing – i.e. the bus. You may compress (or limit or add other fx to) each individual track or instrument…. and/or then you may compress the grouped (bus) tracks…. and/or then you may compress the master (bus) tracks.

Are t-RackS good?

The standard edition of T‑RackS 5 is a great place to start for those interested in DIY mastering, while the MAX edition, if your budget can stretch that far, provides a comprehensive plug-in suite for both mixing and mastering duties that includes some excellent emulations of classic EQ and dynamics hardware.

What is a buss compressor?

Bus Compression is the act of using a compressor on the master output to create a uniform sound for the entirety of a mix or master. Bus compression is often used in mixes and masters to create a cohesive and overarching timbre for the recording.

Do I need a bus compressor?

Adding a small amount of compression to your mix bus chain can take your mixes to another level. When done correctly it can add more excitement and cohesiveness as it controls the dynamics of the mix. It helps to “glue” your tracks together. You don’t even need a special compressor to do it!

What is 2 bus compression?

A compressor designed primarily to process stereo mixes in a console’s or DAW’s 2-bus. 2-bus compressors are used to control overall dynamics, to raise the average level of a mix, and to sonically “glue” the mix together into a cohesive whole.

What is IK t-RackS?

The new T-RackS 5 EQual digital equalizer is a 10-band, ultra-clear, high-end parametric equalizer with an extremely transparent sound, a full-screen resizable interface for ultra-precise editing and a vast array of filter shapes that replicate the typical curves of classic analog EQ’s from Neve, SSL, API and other …

What is two bus compressor?

Should mix bus compression be done in mixing or mastering?

Applying compression after the mix is complete thus risks changing the balance you have carefully set up, so unless you mixed into a compressor from the start, compressing the mix is best left to the mastering engineer.