Simple inexpensive compressor

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    I find myself increasingly frustrated by TV/movie soundtracks that are very high dynamic range, where the voices are whisper quiet and the explosions threaten to shatter the windows.

    I know, I should count my blessings. Back in the old days, things were often super-compressed. But, there are times, particularly late in the evening, when I would like to have that super-compression back.

    Does anyone know of a simple, inexpensive compressor? No studio bells and whistles, just a control that says more/less.

    I did Google this extensively, but, did not find anything suitable. It seems like there must be something out there.
     
  2. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

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    You could EQ it with a small mixer but I'm not exactly sure how you could compress a commercial movie's sound track.
     
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  5. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Just a simple limiter is all you need for some boost. I think it's included in apples standard plugs.
     

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