Parallel Compression Latency

Bob Katz Leave a Comment

Bonjour Mr. Katz,


Your beautifully presented book -it reminds me of Hegel’s courses books; or generally of books teaching greek philosophy- is a savier. I’ve applied the parrallel compression technique for the first time on a mix and I’m beggenning to get the results I’ve been
looking for a long time !

 Here’s a question: I use the onboard compressor of the AW4416 and by doubling the tracks, I mix the unprocessed signal with the compressed one. I looked for a delay to correct but found that the signals were already nulled when inverting the polarity of one set of tracks. If I insert a delay, the things begin to shift. Is it possible that everything goes real time in that manner ? It shure thickens the mix anyway !

 Many thanks again !

Bernard Slobodian

 Hi, Bernard. That’s good news. You’ve proved by testing that the Yamaha has what is called “latency correction” built into its compressor. This means that the timing or delay of the compressor is already taken care of. This is good news and makes your job even easier.
 Glad to see you like the parallel compression technique. It is powerful, and preserves those transient signals much better, eh!

Best wishes,


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