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    Why do you use a compressor when designing bass

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    I see a lot of people use a compressor when designing their bass usually multi band compressor. What does it do to the sound and why use it?

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    If you have a bass that has a modulated filter, like a bandpass or lowpass filter, or certain other kinds of modulation you will get a sound that has a lot of changes in frequencies. The multi-band compressor can be used to bring back some of the frequencies so the bass still has high end/mids/low end at all times.
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    You use a compressor as an automatic volume knob.

    Sometimes when designing bass you get certain frequencies that jump out more than others. Especially when filtering. A compressor helps alleviate that, making the sound levels more consistent overall.

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