So how does a compressor actually work? I’m going to start out by talking about a conventional four-control compressor, which is pretty much the norm. The four standard controls are THRESHOLD, RATIO, ATTACK, and RELEASE, or occasion- ally variants thereof....
“So I (did what you advised me to )put up an ad on Craigslist for mixing and mastering for $50/hour, as we discussed–and within 5 minutes, I was talking to the manager of a recording artist, for an 8 song deal.
“Thank God you’re making the artist savvy about the biz side, but not sacrificing their heartfelt honesty in their product! Keep up the good work!”