BONUS MODULE: Negative-ratio Compression For Sustain Enhancement

In this video, I explain what negative-ratio compression is, and how you can turn it to your advantage for sustain enhancement purposes.

(If you have trouble downloading or playing this video, here’s a mirror file on an alternate server.)

I mentioned that Melda’s MCompressorMac logoWindows logo plug-in offers a freeware route to negative-ratio compression, but if you don’t like that, then another option is to use the ‘Broadband Gain’ filter type in Toneboosters TB FlxMac logoWindows logo, as this also lets you set up negative-ratio transfer functions. (TB_Flx is one of my all-time favourite plug-ins, in fact, so it’s well worth getting hold of anyway!)



If you’d like to experiment further with the demonstration production I used for this video, you can find its full-length unprocessed multitracks in the ‘Mixing Secrets’ Free Multitrack Download Library here: