Using DCAM FreeComp
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DCAM Free Comp is a simple compressor based on a classic British bus compressor design. Note that FreeComp operates in auto-release mode - the Release (the speed at which gain returns to normal after a transient over the Threshold has passed) of the compression circuit is automatically set according to the input signal characteristics.
The Attack control adjusts the speed at which the program (input signal) gain is reduced when a peak is detected.
The following Attack times are available: 0.1 ms, 0.3 ms, 1 ms, 3 ms, 10 ms, 30 ms.
The Ratio specifies the gain reduction applied by the compressor.
3 Ratio settings are available: 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1. The numbers represent the change in gain after compression.
For example, assuming that the threshold level has been breached, then a Ratio of 4:1 would mean that for every 4 dB of in- creased signal level coming into the compressor, the output level rises by 1dB.
The Threshold represents the input level at which the compressor starts to react - any signals over the Threshold level engage the compressor circuit.
The Makeup control increases the output gain after the compressor circuit has applied gain reduction to the input signal.
The In Gain control adjusts the level of the input signal, from -inf dB to +6 dB.
These functions open the DCAM FreeComp online forum, FAQ and FXpansion support pages in your default browser.
GR is default VU mode
Activating this preference results in DCAM FreeComp's metering being set to display gain reduction by default.