On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 15:00 +1000, Mark Constable wrote:
Volume can be maximized through compression.
Presence is more complex and typically is related to EQ, perhaps some
effects such as chorus, etc.
Be aware that if you run the whole mix through a compressor, it's gotta
be a very transparent one. I am not sure how the existing LADSPA
compressors measure up, but i've been repeatedly told (by professionals)
to pay great attention to the transparency of the compressor in the
mastering stage (which is what you want to do).
If you're looking at a hardware compressor, RNC (Real Nice Compressor)
seems to be the top performer in the bang-for-the-buck arena (costs in
the hundreds, sounds in the thousands):
> > Why do you want to make it "fat" ?
Sounds like an EQ thing to me. But IANASE (i am not a sound engineer) so
have the grain of salt ready.
Oh, and if it's low bitrate oggs, then forget what i said about hi-
quality compression. ;-)