#1
What is compression? is it like when the sound is compressed and it sounds tight and punchy?
#2
What compression does is it pretty much puts a gate on how quietly you can play, if that makes sense. What it will do you you pluck a string very softly, will make it so it is as loud as you played the string very hard. hope that helps.
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What compression does is it pretty much puts a gate on how quietly you can play, if that makes sense. What it will do you you pluck a string very softly, will make it so it is as loud as you played the string very hard. hope that helps.

Thats more like limiting... I think you are mixing up a few things. Maybe you should read up on this aswell...
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#5
Applehead's explanation on compression pretty much answers the question. In layman's terms, a compressor provides a way to keep the incoming bass signal (the sound) from peaking (too loud) or going too low (though a compressor is more often than not used for peaking).

I'm basing my knowledge off of its use and application in Sonar, where it is basically used to keep the incoming signal from becoming too loud by providing a cut-off or bend (called a knee) in the signal. The bend is used to correct and maintain the volume when it surpasses a set limit, depending on compressor type. This keeps the volume and sound of the instrument at a desireable level, and changes its dynamics, which is what really makes compressors touchy among certain players.
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yeah im dumb, what of it?
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