Two Stage Compression

This month's issue of Tape Op features an article by Mike Caffrey of Monster Island Studio on Two Stage, or 'Parallel' Compression. A nice technique for a quiet verse, loud chorus type of song, since this kind of compression will bring levels of selected instruments up during verses, yet retain a dynamic lift when the chorus kicks in.

Mike Caffrey explains the concept:

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