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hi all. it's been a while since i played around with Crunchessor, but since v1.6 was just released, i thought i'd D/L it again and check out the competition. ;)

one thing that i find a bit confusing is the Drive parameter. the manual states that it controls the amount of compression, so i assume it means "sidechain drive". however, it seems to also boost the output; only the boost in level has nothing to do with the dB display value.

so my only thought is that there is some sort of auto-makeup gain happening. i'm not complaining--i think it's actually a very good thing--but i was just curious if that is what it is, and if so, why.

== chunk


Yes, Crunchessor's compressor does auto makeup based on the Drive setting.  That's why it is better to feed side-chain signal of the equal peak power as the signal you are processing, otherwise auto makeup gain will be a little off the line.

i see. so it's some pre-determined make-up gain which is calculated based on typical gain reduction of a typical signal level at the given Drive setting?

== chunk


Yes, that's pretty close.  In fact, this makeup gain works almost flawlessly if you are not using a different side-chain signal.
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